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Running pace vs HR

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  • #16577
    Poitivient
    Participant

    I just started my Olympic triathlon program. I am using HR as the running metric but I’ve seen posts that say pace is better to use. The pace that my plan predicts I can run in a zone 2 HR is way off. It showed me at a 930 mile in zone 2 when it’s really a 1330 mile to maintain zone 2 for at least an hour. So should I be maintaining a higher running pace that would put me into the upper limits of zone 3 or stay closer to zone 2? I don’t want to continue to run close to the “X” zone though. Thanks!

    #16588
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    P,

    Thanks for using our plans!

    I’m confident the missing piece is that you have not yet adjusted your Pace Zones in TP to be 80/20 zones, to TP is way off in the predicted pace. Be sure to review our document Understanding Your TrainingPeaks Structured Workout Plan https://www.8020endurance.com/understanding-trainingpeaks-workout-plan/ and set your 80/20 Pace zones (not Default Pace, actual Run Pace) and that prediction will be much closer.

    The predicted will still be off, as TP assumes you will run at 75% penetration into your zone, when in fact you could be at 1% penetration of the zone and still be following the plan precisely.

    In fact, just ignore predicted pace in TP, it is not necessary nor helpful.

    David

    #16590
    Poitivient
    Participant

    Thanks!

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