Are you training with the appropriate amount of effort? Your heart rate can tell you.
Heart rate training uses five “Zones” that are based on your maximum heart rate. Once you know your personal zones you can increase or decrease your effort based on your training goals.
“Recovery” days should be at 60-70% of your max HR. For overall cardiovascular fitness, stay in the 70-80% range. “Hard” days should be at 80-90% of your max HR. Over time exercising in this “hard” zone will improve your endurance.
*For illustrative purposes only. Individual heart rate zones will vary. MVP members can configure custom heart rate zones in settings.
With a compatible heart rate monitor*, you can view your heart rate in the MapMyRun app while you exercise. MVP members also get additional features, including:
First, purchase a compatible heart rate strap. then, upgrade to MVP to get all heart rate features.
*MapMyRun apps support heart rate straps that use Bluetooth© 4.0. Also referred to as Bluetooth Smart@copy;. Compatible devices include: iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, Samsung Galaxy 3, 4, Note 3 and HTC One (Must be running Android 4.3 operating system or greater for supported devices)