Are you trying to use heart rate as a tool for your running, but unsure about heart rate zones? Personalizing your HR zones is absolutely 100% necessary to really use the numbers as a tool for training.

In my promise to provide REAL, tangible answers and demonstrations, I used myself as the guinea pig.

In the video, I’ll take you through the whole process from start to finish.

  • What is lactate threshold?
  • How do you conduct the test?
  • I actually go out and run the test in the 40 degree Boston rain. Why couldn’t it be sunny??
  • Analyze the data and find your lactate threshold.
  • Plug your information into our spreadsheet and get your HR zones. (Click here for the spreadsheet link)

Note: There are PLENTY of different ways to set HR zones. I feel that using a Lactate Threshold test is the most effective way. If you have a preferred way, share it in the comments! 

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