This weekend I raced in a short distance duathlon, I took Cheddar and Nat’s dog Kirby on a 5 km dog hike along with Sarah, Susan, and Gavin after the duathlon (good to keep moving, right?) and I went on 50 km social bike ride with Sarah and David the next day that ended in coffee and cruffins.
In the 217 in 2017 Facebook group I participate in each counted as a workout. But they’re very different workouts and one way you can see the difference is by looking at heart rate data.
Here’s the bike course of the duathlon:
The runs looked pretty much the same except for the short bits where I took walk breaks. Yikes. Hard work.
Here it is on my Garmin. The Garmin is a more accurate heart rate measure. It uses a chest strap rather than a wrist band.
The course starts with a hill and you can see that looking at the heart rate information.
Average heart rate: 153, Max heart rate: 166
Here’s the dog hike, by comparison.
And here’s the 50 km bike ride.
Here’s what that looked like on my Garmin.
Average heart rate: 117, Max heart rate: 150
Do you pay attention to your heart rate when working out? Why? Why not?