I did a second MAF baseline yesterday. There was more running than the last MAF baseline. Here’s the first MAF baseline (Heart Rate Training (HRT) – Part 7). I re-crunched my data from the first MAF test. Here’s the heart rate from Strava (I only had the Samsung Watch at the time). I can see I was lower on the heart rate range than now.
Here’s the heart rate data from yesterday – the Polar Strap data.
I only had two points where I went over my MAF rate and that was for a very short time.
Here is the same data from my watch (for apples-apples comparison):
I don’t trust the glitches on both of the watch charts. Not sure what the glitch was, but other than that the data is pretty comparable on both.
The idea of MAF is that you will see a performance increase. Here’s the two MAF benchmark split times.
The two mile, three mile, and for mile splits were all about 30 seconds faster so I am making good progress in improving my aerobic fitness.