Setting Training Zones

VALR uses your physiological information to calculate your training zones. The more we know about you, the more accurate your zones, and the more effective your training!

To give us more information, see the app Profile page and the information we ask for there. When you feel ready, you can complete the 30 minute Challenge Set—the gold standard for VALR training zone accuracy!

Prepare for your challenge just as you would for a race. Get a good night’s sleep, make sure you are hydrated, and plan to run on a flat course in weather conditions that are the norm for your area. After a 5-10 walk or easy jog to warm up, run at the strongest pace you can sustain during your test. Mentally prepare to push yourself during this test—the closer you can get to running at your strongest effort for the duration of the run, the more accurate your results will be.

You can rerun the test periodically to update your training zones as your fitness improves.