|Rest heart rate.. am I too lazy?||cyclopathic|
Dec 20, 2001 7:06 PM
|Just came from a 1 3/4hr ride ('bout 4hr ago) checked my HR and it is down to 54 now.
Does that look like after workout HR? Avg for ride was 151.
|How did you check it?||Mel Erickson|
Dec 20, 2001 9:36 PM
|With a heart rate monitor? Carotid pulse? I'd wear the HRM to bed and take an average reading for the entire night to get a valid resting heart rate. ;)|
|I do it all the time||cyclopathic|
Dec 21, 2001 8:05 PM
|and I am checking it when I make love ;)|
|re: Rest heart rate.. am I too lazy?||allervite|
Dec 20, 2001 9:37 PM
|Are you trying to rub it in. A low resting heart rate is a good thing.|
|re: rub it in?||cyclopathic|
Dec 21, 2001 7:24 AM
|no. I am surprized to see that my HR dropped down so quickly after the ride. In the past that would be an indication that I didn't work hard enough. Not according to HRM readings, I spent 46% of the time at sub- and threshold. 151 avg reflects 2 5min stops /my riding buddy had a mechanical/ and would be just below my tempo zone.
I was riding without HRM for some time now /my old broke and I was reluctant to get new one/, and I haven't checked my LTHR for ~1.5+ years. I suspect I might be using wrong ranges for training. Or my cardio fitness is so good? Hmm