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Heart-rate data/Intervals (#4)

Heart-rate data/Intervals (#4)

So after my rather epic 10k (outdoor) run last Thursday and a 4 day Easter break with no running, I was looking forward to getting back on the treadmill this morning. But what session to do?  It struck me that it was clear my fitness (speed and endurance) had improved significantly in the last few months, so why not re-visit the interval session I was doing last Autumn and see how much I'd improved . So I did :-)

The graph shows heart rate data for the same session (details on legend), same gym, same treadmill, same time of day and same watch (TomTom Cardio Runner) - so all variables controlled as much as possible.

You can see a significant lowering in heart rate during the warm-up jog (1st 3 minutes - HR now at about 127 - was approx 136) and at all other time points in the session - the recoveries are steeper too. Good signs :-)

Tagging  ju-ju- Bazza1234 Tomas 

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how fascinating and a big improvement from January... good work!!

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Thanks JJ - I really like that I can plot this in this manner - it validates how I've been feeling. Yeah, pretty happy with it :-)

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What tool did you use for that? I can't find anything on Garmin Connect which is what I use.

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I have a TomTom Cardio Runner GPS HRM watch. Each run can be exported as a CSV file - your Garmin will be the same, I'm fairly sure. I take the CSV files into Excel et voila :-)

You're a software engineer, right? This stuff should be child's play for you ;-)

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You know what they say about Cobbler's children having no shoes :-).

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paging Sandraj39 - you might find my original post interesting - and some of my previous HR posts.

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