Resting Heartrate



About three weeks before I left China for the summer my heartrate
monitor broke. As bad luck would have it it arrived at the bike shop
fully repaired mere hours after I left.

I realize that I didn't specifically train once in the nearly 6 weeks I
was away, nor in the week since I've been back.
I realize that I went from ~50km a day for 3 months to ~20km a day in
July to not riding at all in the entire month of August.
And I realize that I've made a sudden climate jump of about 9 degrees
centigrade on the highs and an even wider spread on the lows.

B-b-but...

In May, when I got the heartrate monitor my resting heartrate was 70-72
beats per minute. In June, when the monitor stopped working, my
resting heartrate was 68-70 beats per minute. And right now I'm
showing more like 83-85 beats per minute.

Could the above cause such a huge jump in resting heartrate or is it
likely to be some other cause?

-M
 
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Bill Baka

Guest
[email protected] wrote:
> About three weeks before I left China for the summer my heartrate
> monitor broke. As bad luck would have it it arrived at the bike shop
> fully repaired mere hours after I left.
>
> I realize that I didn't specifically train once in the nearly 6 weeks I
> was away, nor in the week since I've been back.
> I realize that I went from ~50km a day for 3 months to ~20km a day in
> July to not riding at all in the entire month of August.
> And I realize that I've made a sudden climate jump of about 9 degrees
> centigrade on the highs and an even wider spread on the lows.
>
> B-b-but...
>
> In May, when I got the heartrate monitor my resting heartrate was 70-72
> beats per minute. In June, when the monitor stopped working, my
> resting heartrate was 68-70 beats per minute. And right now I'm
> showing more like 83-85 beats per minute.
>
> Could the above cause such a huge jump in resting heartrate or is it
> likely to be some other cause?
>
> -M
>

Nerves.
Coffee.
Stress.
I don't think that your training change would allow you to get that much
out of shape that fast. When I was riding hard every day and down to
skinny status I had mine down to about 60-64. After almost a year of
goofing off and gaining weight mine is back up to about 70-72 and I most
likely have a whole lot of years on you at almost 58.
I think it is just all the change you have going on, so not to worry.
Cheers,
Bill Baka
 
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Michael Warner

Guest
On 10 Sep 2006 06:42:50 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

> In May, when I got the heartrate monitor my resting heartrate was 70-72
> beats per minute. In June, when the monitor stopped working, my
> resting heartrate was 68-70 beats per minute. And right now I'm
> showing more like 83-85 beats per minute.


Sitting up, typing and thinking about what you're writing will raise it
quite a bit. If you want to make comparisons, you need to do it under
the same conditions every time e.g. first thing in the morning, lying
down and thinking of tropical beaches :)

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greggery peccary

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"Michael Warner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On 10 Sep 2006 06:42:50 -0700, [email protected] wrote:
>
> > In May, when I got the heartrate monitor my resting heartrate was 70-72
> > beats per minute. In June, when the monitor stopped working, my
> > resting heartrate was 68-70 beats per minute. And right now I'm
> > showing more like 83-85 beats per minute.

>
> Sitting up, typing and thinking about what you're writing will raise it
> quite a bit. If you want to make comparisons, you need to do it under
> the same conditions every time e.g. first thing in the morning, lying
> down and thinking of tropical beaches :)
>
> --
>


ahhh. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
Michael Warner wrote:
> On 10 Sep 2006 06:42:50 -0700, [email protected] wrote:
>
> > In May, when I got the heartrate monitor my resting heartrate was 70-72
> > beats per minute. In June, when the monitor stopped working, my
> > resting heartrate was 68-70 beats per minute. And right now I'm
> > showing more like 83-85 beats per minute.

>
> Sitting up, typing and thinking about what you're writing will raise it
> quite a bit. If you want to make comparisons, you need to do it under
> the same conditions every time e.g. first thing in the morning, lying
> down and thinking of tropical beaches :)


Which kind of tropical beach?

Obviously not the ones with the nearby mangroves cause mangroves stink
worse than fish farms; (Hongshulin)

The ones where I have to go in on a dirt singletrack and am likely to
see no-one but the fishing boats in the distance but will also have no
place to shower off the sand and nowhere to buy a refrigerated coconut;
(Tongguling)

The ones where I have to guard my bottle of water from overzealous
recycling collectors and have my naps interrupted by people trying to
sell me snacks but where I can take a break from the ocean and go soak
in the hot springs; (Jiari Haitan)

The ones with the dangerous riptide at the end of my block; (Baishamen)

The ones with the waiters who come by with menus for fruit juice and
tolerably decent pizza (delivered to your beach chair) but, alas,
ridiculous pricing on the coconuts; (Xialongwan)

Choosing a tropical beach is a very difficult task. If I'm going to
make a point of going to one for the weekend I've got to decide whether
botanical gardens (Xinglong) are more important than pearl farms
(Lingshui) or if I'd like to go dancing in the Russian clubs
(Dadonghai), and that's well before even getting to decisions like if
I'm going to give up a bike trip to do it or if I'm going to bike to
the beach...which then determines how far away a beach I can go to.

-M

:)
 
Michael Warner wrote:
> On 11 Sep 2006 06:03:04 -0700, [email protected] wrote:
>
> > Which kind of tropical beach?

>
> Ones without hot beach boys or girls, I guess, depending on your
> preference. That would raise your pulse.


I was at a tropical beach on Sunday. It was drizzling.

It might have been boring enough to result in a nice low heartrate
except that there were stairs and mountain bikes and ...

-M
 
C

Colorado Bicycler

Guest
[email protected] wrote:
> About three weeks before I left China for the summer my heartrate
> monitor broke. As bad luck would have it it arrived at the bike shop
> fully repaired mere hours after I left.
>
> I realize that I didn't specifically train once in the nearly 6 weeks I
> was away, nor in the week since I've been back.
> I realize that I went from ~50km a day for 3 months to ~20km a day in
> July to not riding at all in the entire month of August.
> And I realize that I've made a sudden climate jump of about 9 degrees
> centigrade on the highs and an even wider spread on the lows.
>
> B-b-but...
>
> In May, when I got the heartrate monitor my resting heartrate was 70-72
> beats per minute. In June, when the monitor stopped working, my
> resting heartrate was 68-70 beats per minute. And right now I'm
> showing more like 83-85 beats per minute.
>
> Could the above cause such a huge jump in resting heartrate or is it
> likely to be some other cause?
>
> -M


Are you measuring "resting heart rate" or sitting or inactive heart
rate? Two different things. And sometimes quite different.

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4701

"Resting Heart Rate

What is resting heart rate?
This is a person's heart rate at rest. The best time to find out your
resting heart rate is in the morning, after a good night's sleep, and
before you get out of bed.

The heart beats about 60 to 80 times a minute when we're at rest.
Resting heart rate usually rises with age, and it's generally lower in
physically fit people. Resting heart rate is used to determine one's
training target heart rate. Athletes sometimes measure their resting
heart rate as one way to find out if they're overtrained. The heart
rate adapts to changes in the body's need for oxygen, such as during
exercise or sleep."
 

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