I make my initial post in the 33 with great hesitation; however, this is a topic that has been concerning me and nobody seems to have a good answer. I ran two crits over the weekend which read ridiculously high heart rate readings for a 31 year old, each had an average of 192 and 194 which got into the 200's a few times.
What concerns me about all of this is that I felt absolutely fine. On training ride intervals if I hit anything above 195 I'm blowing up and sucking hot air but in a race I'm AOK, just the normal amount of suffer.
Granted, I'm still new to racing and I'm sure adrenaline comes into play skewing the numbers, but should I be concerned?