What takes priority in measuring how hard I should be going (pace, heart rate, perceived effort or something else)?

Pace, heart rate and perceived effort are all important measures in determining how hard you can or should go and often it is important to use a combination of all three.  Heart rate and perceived effort are more important when external factors such as environmental or course conditions are highly variable.  Pace is more important if the course conditions are consistent and predictable.

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