I tested the on board monitor for trail work today. Her little trot came in at about 80-86 bpm, her working trot at 100-120. Her rate on small hills was about 90-96, and on the big training hill it hit 160 bpm.
As a training tool should I be trying to get her rate up to 130 for sustained periods of time and then back off? Or should I be looking just for that sweet spot of 120 and trying to maintain?
On hill work should I keep repeating that big training hill each session to see if her pulse will get lower with training?
The monitor is a great tool for "knowing" now I need some clue on how to use it to the best advantage. Off to search the web! ~E.G.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association