Re: Heart Rate advice required Please



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Alan Holmes

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"flanagaj" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I ride with a few Triathletes on a Sunday morning and thought it would
> be good to compare heart rates. I was really surprised to find that
> theirs seemed low compared to mine (they only told me they never go more
> than 170). I sit on my turbo quite happily training in the region of 170
> - 180 for 30 minutes no problem. I know my max is high as I did a max HR
> test a couple of years ago and it was 205 I am 32.
>
> Am I worrying over nothing ?


Yes.

Forget all about measuring the rate and enjoy cycling.

Alan
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Mark South

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"Alan Holmes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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Think my news server is dropping posts as I never saw the original.

> "flanagaj" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> > I ride with a few Triathletes on a Sunday morning and thought it would
> > be good to compare heart rates. I was really surprised to find that
> > theirs seemed low compared to mine (they only told me they never go more
> > than 170). I sit on my turbo quite happily training in the region of 170
> > - 180 for 30 minutes no problem. I know my max is high as I did a max HR
> > test a couple of years ago and it was 205 I am 32.
> >
> > Am I worrying over nothing ?


Well, variation of a few beats/min is normal across the population. If you were
with a very fit bunch of triathletes they probably wouldn't go very high though.

Triathletes (well-trained ones) generally find it hard to get their HR up high
on the bike.

> Yes.


Agreed.

> Forget all about measuring the rate and enjoy cycling.


Disagreed. For you that might work Alan (I hope it does and I'm happy if you
are happy). For "flanagaj" I would suggest reading a book on using HR
measurements.

Also, try riding a known course repeatedly over a period of time, and try to
keep your HR constant (at whatever you can sustain). This gives you an early
indicator of how your body is responding to training.

Do some bricking regularly too, and measure your HR change across the brick.

Good luck
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Simon D

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"Mark South" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Think my news server is dropping posts as I never saw the original.
>


No, it's not. The OP is weeks (and weeks) old; a number of respondents made
similar points to those you've made, I seem to remember.
 
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Mark South

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"Simon D" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Mark South" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
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> > Think my news server is dropping posts as I never saw the original.
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> No, it's not. The OP is weeks (and weeks) old; a number of respondents made
> similar points to those you've made, I seem to remember.


That'll teach me to Google for every post to see if it's already been responded
to several years before.

Wait a moment, how old is your post?
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