Heart Rate Observation

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by C. Dorr, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. C. Dorr

    C. Dorr Guest

    I thought I'd share this tidbit of information. Some may find it interesting others may not.

    For the past 2 years I've pretty much been a bike rider. Did a couple of races and got my ass handed
    to me. I bought myself a heart rate monitor and just used the defaults on it. It didn't take me much
    time to get my heart rate up and going.

    I took up running in the middle of September this year. I've been avoiding using the HRM. I strapped
    it on tonight when I did a ride on my trainer. It took forever to get my heart rate up to the low
    minimum (127 BPM). And when I slowed down it dropped like a rock.

    I guess why I'm reporting this is because running has really brought my heart rate down a lot more
    than cycling did. I'd read somewhere that for every 3 miles you ride its equivelent to 1 mile of
    running. I guess this goes a little ways to proving that. At least for me.

    I also took my resting heart rate, at work, and it was 52 BPM which was pretty dang good considering
    the last time I took it at work it was something like 74. Helps to get in a less stressful job and
    workout more!

    Later, Chris D.