Perhaps someone can help me out with this. i recently read about VO2 Max. they say that the best way of burning fat is to go about 50% of VO2 Max. i am wondering how this corelates with heart rate? How does an average joe like me not go to fast when preparing for a contest and burn up precious energy for muscles? Basically, how do I know what speed to go? I want to go 50% of my VO2 max...but I don't know what that is. it would be nice to know if there is a heart rate that corresponds with VO2Max. i.e. 70% target heart rate=50% VO2 Max. Thanks in advance for your help.
-I originally posted this on bb.com when this forum was down...so far i have not gotten too much help. I am wondering if there is any direct correlation between VO2 Max and heart rate and what that is.