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Where am I going wrong in my training?(5 posts)

Where am I going wrong in my training?smilycook
May 24, 2002 8:21 AM
I am feeling lost lately with my training, I feel strong but my heart does not reflect how I feel. My max heart rate based on age and weight should be 198 but the highest I have ever gotten it is 184 and among the other people I ride with they say my resting heart rate should be around 40 but the lowest I ever get it is 48. I even sleep with my heart monitor after two days of resting and my heart rate is hovering around the 50s. Do I need more rest, chnage my diet, do something special on my rest day? I think I have a lot of potential and would like to put it to good use so any advice is apprciated.

re: Where am I going wrong in my training?SteveO
May 24, 2002 8:25 AM
1. go down a few pages, there was a big thread on hearrates he other day.
2. Everyones max is difft; only 50 percent of the population fall within 10 percent of 220-age.
3. 48 is quite a fit resting heart rate. 40, in many cases, is an exageration

Dont sweat heartrates. Run a test to make sure you know your true max, and use that as a guide for training.
Dont worry about your resting rate; it is what it is.
(except if it RISES, which is an indication of overtraining
A HRM is not a great way to guage fitness improvement.bob_vanderhaus
May 24, 2002 8:32 AM
Don't let the numbers freak you out. You max heart rate is not based solely on age or weight, some people, like myself have lower max. rate. Resting heart rate can be useful for keeping an eye on overtraining, but again, there is not a "normal," level for in fitness people. Don't look at your monitor to guage your fitness but rather to help you achieve your goals. The only way to truly guage your improvment is through an occasional time trial or road race, where you can measure your improvement over a standard course or against others.
What's the old saying? Don't let trees block the forrests? nmelviento
May 24, 2002 8:36 AM
"Can't see the forest for the trees"... (NM)MrCelloBoy
May 24, 2002 2:44 PM