I’m new to running, I have read about different ways to determine heart rate zones for running, I did 20min field LTHR test as described in the website and found LT to be 185bpm , (the average heart rate in beats per minute (BPM) of the final 15 minutes of the 20-minute test). plugged this in the calculator and my zone 2 is 150-168bpm. Does this seem too high ?
When I use different method like heart rate reserve I get top of zone 2 around 157bpm.
My max heart rate is 197bpm based on some high intensity workouts I had, using another method, 80% of my max HR is 157bpm (top of zone 2)
I would recommend using the 80/20 test and zones system if you are using our plans. You can find out more about using your LTHR information in this resource and by using the 80/20 Zone calculator.