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Ironman Average Heart Rate
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Obviously this is highly individual, but looking for average heart rate numbers or what percentage of ones max heart rate should you be able to complete an ironman distance race?
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Great Question. For Ironman, I stayed in zone 2 - 120 HR. I could have pushed it harder though.

Again, great question. Would like to get ST wisdom on this issue.
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Forgot to tell you, but it's a guarded secret! ;)
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Can't imagine how it'd matter, but
123/176 for the bike
138/181 for the run

I've never done a true max test, these are what I've recorded over the last 18 months of training. These numbers got me a ~10:45 at B2B '11.

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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I haven't yet done an Ironman, but when I do it will be ZONE 13 ALL THE WAY!!!
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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For the last one I did...

140 on the bike.

142 run.

Right at the top of zone 2.

My absolute max is 185.

My resting is 23. ;)

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Last edited by: Duffy: Dec 7, 11 15:14
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [Borden] [ In reply to ]
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Gosh, I wore my HRM for the Bike portion at Ironman Az and my Avg Heartrate was 165! Freaked me out! And I wasn't even going that fast.... like a 6hr ride. I think my max was at 185 and I wouldn't let it go higher. The funny thing though, by the end of the ride when I was getting tired, I was having trouble keeping my heartrate high. It was seriously the most comfortable high heartrate I have experienced. When I'm on the trainer at home and I have a workout that averages 160+, I am wobbly legged for a while.

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [elevario] [ In reply to ]
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I have never done a full, but I couldnt imagine keeping my HR in the 120-130 range. I would have to consciously pedal slow, and I am slow to begin with!
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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I've never wore one for a tri, but during the cross season it's an average 180 per race, with a high of 200.
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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For a 1/2 IM average HR 150 bpm max HR 171 bpm.

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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My last Ironman, Az in 2010 I averaged 140. My max is now around 180. I am an old 56 year old. 140 was too high. It should have been close to 130 based on my work with a new power meter and heart rate. I died big time on the run.

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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My LT is around 151 and my average for both bike and run (didn't differentiate) was 127 last IM. I'm a 51yo woman, RHR 48 a few months ago (last time I checked)

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [TriBeer] [ In reply to ]
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TriBeer wrote:
Great Question. For Ironman, I stayed in zone 2 - 120 HR. I could have pushed it harder though.

Again, great question. Would like to get ST wisdom on this issue.


same for me - zone 2 on the run - as much as I would like to run harder it never happens in an IM
in an open marathon I can run at threshold 169 bpm
in this year's IMs I averaged 148 (flat course slowest time), 141 (flat course with a bonk) and 148 (hilly course fastest time)

The bike is lower, about 138 although I ride to power not HR
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [elevario] [ In reply to ]
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This is a classic example here of how heart rate can vary as a product of different environmental conditions. It is a down stream measurement of exercise intensity after all.

Your heart rate profile in a racing setting might be different from training, I typically race up a few beats, even when doing the exact same thing, i.e. ride a 20 minute TT. Indoor heart rates on the trainer are a different animal as well. It can be best to test and/or profile in specific contexts when using heart rate.

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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White Lightning wrote:
Obviously this is highly individual, but looking for average heart rate numbers or what percentage of ones max heart rate should you be able to complete an ironman distance race?

155 avg on the bike, below 160 the first half of the run, whatever i wanted on the last half

max HR from workouts was 197. i was shooting for 140 on the bike, but i couldn't hold that at any speed, so i just went by RPE and it worked out ok.


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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Last IM...

B: 158 AVG/177 Max (81% - 90%)
R: 150 AVG/194 Max (77% - 98%)

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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138 avg on bike with an LT of 176
145 avg on run with an LT of 180

Felt great all day - these numbers were right in my wheelhouse based on avg hr numbers I saw during my longest training days.
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TriLou82 wrote:
138 avg on bike with an LT of 176
145 avg on run with an LT of 180

Wow, talk about something being truly individual. My LTs aren't much different than yours but I averaged 157 on the bike (LT of 177) and 162 on the run (LT of 184).
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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142 which is about 79% of max. I am 43, 5'10".

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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145 on bike and run for IM

150-152 on bike and run for HIM
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Bike: 145 avg
Run: 160 avg*

*run is an estimate based on what I saw during the race. My Garmin dumped the whole run. Had a ceiling of 155 for first 3mi, up to 160 to 15mi and whatever I could manage after that.

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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [Hoshway] [ In reply to ]
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Only IM: 150 bike (25 higher than planned)/ 140 run (no plan). ~10:15

Last 1/2 IM (6 months prior): 168 Bike/ 168 Run. ~4:50 (pb).


Max HR on bike is 186, no idea for run.
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Bike: 147/184
Run: 145/178
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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Full IM IM Canada
128 Avg.
43 Years
171 LT
9:53

1/2 IM Boise
155 Avg.
43 Years
171 LT
4:32

Resting 35 BPM



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Re: Ironman Average Heart Rate [White Lightning] [ In reply to ]
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Bike: Z2 but Z3 on climbs
Run: Z2 until 18'ish miles then Z3
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