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Whats everyones resting HR?(9 posts)

Whats everyones resting HR?Jonathan
Apr 27, 2001 5:51 PM
Mine is sometimes as low as 32 when I get up in the morning. 38-40 is the norm during the day.
re: Whats everyones resting HR?must_pedal_harder
Apr 29, 2001 2:06 PM
I think people have a tendency to lie about their RHR but I'll be honest enough to say that resting I'm around mid 50's. I'm still working to get back in shape but still I don't see myself hitting 30's any time soon. During the day I'd say it would be around 60/65 while I'm sitting and working, maybe 70-80 while walking and talking, and around 95-100 when I'm about to hop on the bike.

Right now I'll average 160 out of a ~210 max HR on work outs at pace on rolling courses with big climbs and while I'm pretty happy about how I'm feeling now I would be at about ~140 BMP on similar courses last year in the fall.
re: Whats everyones resting HR?Jonathan
Apr 29, 2001 4:17 PM
38-40 is what I get on my HRM if I am sitting still, say reading a book or something. It will go up to 60-70 the minute I do anything more strenous than that.
48richpierce
Apr 30, 2001 4:56 PM
if it's mid to upper-50's I need rest
0 bmp.Beat that Fitness Boy!Johnny Ramone
May 1, 2001 1:50 PM
32, give me a break. Do you really care what our HR are or was this just an excuse to post a bogus number in hopes that we'll all be impressed?
Yes.Jonathan
May 1, 2001 6:22 PM
Yes, I was really interested. I am a college freshman, and ran XC/winter track/outdoor track in high school. My mileage ranged from 35-60 miles a week. I had a XC PR of 18:00 and a mile PR of 4:42. I have been mountain biking for a few years, but am now getting serious about road cycling. I was wanted to see how my fitness level compared to established cyclists. So how do I compare to you?
I already told you.Johnny Ramone
May 3, 2001 12:43 PM
Didn't you read my last post? I posted the number right there in the subject line. If you want to compare numbers, you did the right thing. The problem is you'll get numbers from fat slobs, old women, fit racers, and everything in between. If you want to compare fitness levels, you're wasting your time.
If you want to see how your fitness level compares, get on a bike and compete in a race or time trial. In your high school days, if you were curious as to how your fitness level compared with other highschool runners, you did you email them or did you compete with them in a meet?
I've seen so many people who honestly want to think they're fit enough to beat everyone in a race, but ironically, they're too scared to race and find out for sure.
re: Whats everyones resting HR?muncher
May 2, 2001 5:23 AM
As I sit here typing, it's 52. Flat out rest usually about 48. But why worry? Work on recovery rates I say....
re: Whats everyones resting HR?drdoug
May 2, 2001 9:43 PM
Mines 47 - 50 when rested and 50 - 54 when
training hard. If its over 55 its time for
a rest.

drdoug
Age 41
Wt: 164
Cat 4/5 Road Racer