Pasadena Rock n Roll Half Marathon – Heart Rate Run and Video

As a marathon and half marathon coach I am always testing training paradigms. Recently I took a VO2 Max test and determined my Anaerobic Threshold. I am using it to really spend additional time building more aerobic capacity. I ran this race as strictly by heart rate as a training run. My goal was to run between 130 and 140 bpm. You can check my Garmin file. Click on “View Splits” to see

the average heart rate per mile.

My final time was a 1:55:19 while keeping my heart rate in the “zone” the entire race. Somehow I also managed to shoot the video below at the same time.

This was a fun race and very well run for a inaugural event but I expect well organized from a Rock n Roll race. At the same time, for a Rock n Roll half marathon, I needed more bands. We didn’t have our first band until mile 2. I live in Pasadena so running over the Colorado Bridge was one of my favorite miles. I’ll be back running with my local peeps and hangin’ with the Pasadena Tri Club.

Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Pasadena Tri Club President


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