How is the recovery time calculated?

Updated 5 months ago by camille

How is the recovery time calculated?

One of the specific features of Motion S is the calculation of the recovery time. Here is how it is calculated:

Having a recovery phase during a session requires 2 conditions:

  1. Have worked more than 30s above the high threshold that we’ve set at 130bpm
  2. Have stabilized the heart rate for at least 30s below the recovery threshold set at 64bpm.

The recovery time is the time it takes for the horse to go from 130bpm to below the 64bpm!

Why these conditions?

Well, because we assume that to have a recovery there must have been a minimum effort. If the heart rate does not rise above 130 bpm, then the recovery is not calculated.

Here, the horse has not passed above 130bpm so the recovery time is not calculated.

In the same way, if the horse does not go below 64 bpm, it is considered that he has not fully recovered.

Here the horse has not recovered enough therefore, recovery time is not calculated.

This value of 64bpm is the official threshold used in endurance races!

Active or passive recovery?

The application also calculates whether it was active or passive recovery. Indeed, if during the majority of that time, you were trotting (or cantering), then we consider that it was an active recovery! Otherwise, it's a passive recovery.

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