I’m early into some aerobic base building and I’ve got a couple questions:
How far do you let your HR drop after it leaves the desired zone before starting running again? Currently my method is to wait for my watch to buzz to let my know it’s dropped back into the desired zone and then I choose an arbitrary landmark on the trail to start running from. This sometimes means it only drops 5bpm from the zones max and other times it drops 10 to 15bpm.
I’ve also noticed that my HR rapidly climbs if I hit a particularly steep section of trail. This causes it to rise >15bpm from the desired zone’s max, at that point should I just stop or continue with walking until it’s back into the desired zone?