The Heart Rate in Trail Running is subject to continuous changes compared to road racing. This derives from the changes on the surface on which we run: soil types and inclination percentages. It is sometimes difficult, during training sessions, to keep the attention on your GPS watch but the FC remains the main parameter to be focus on.
Knowing your heart rate allows you to:
TRM athletes are performing continuous tests, both at the beginning of a new plan, to set up their training correctly, and after a certain period to evaluate improvements and fitness. The tests take place mostly outdoors on the flat and on measured uphill paths of different degrees of difficulty.
Lastly, do not forget that heart rate monitoring from your wrist often provides unreliable results. It’s better to use a Chest Strap.
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Digital Strategic Marketing Director – certified Innovation Manager – in multinational companies, she is still today the only Italian female athlete to have ran 900 km and 55,000m D+ in the mountains in a single stage race (Transpyrenea 2016, 3rd women overall). She counts numerous Podiums and international Victories on races over 100k. She holds a SNaQ CONI certification as a Trail Running Coach, Athletic Trainer and in Nutrition and Sports Supplementation. Since 2014 she is President and sports executive of innovative technology startups and companies, including Trail Running Movement and Digital Sport 360. She trains elite trail running athletes and she teaches in trail running coach certification courses. She is an author of sports articles on training, nutrition and supplementation in trail running and running, both in Italian and in English and Spanish. She manages relationships and collaborations with Federations and Race Organizers.