I'm not much into monitoring heartrates, no monitor on the bike, no idea what it is while riding or climbing. My monitor is more the, "I'm tired, I better slow down" types...Well, the other night I was at the market with Gina. There is a pharmacy section and counter with a BP checking machine. Sit down, slip arm in cuff and push button, let thingy squeeze the arm, done!
I had measured high in the past so I had the doc check me and explained the machine. He said that they read high and not to worry cause I read normal there at the doc's office, what a relief. I've actually gone in 3 times after reading high on those inaccurate machines. I don't remember my resting HR if he told me, but every doc in the past has told me that I have a good strong heart, and a loving one too!
Back to the market, We're walking around and I decide to check again. Same thing, BP a little high but like the doc said a few weeks ago, they read high. But I look at my resting heartrate and it says "62". I'm not sure if that would read high also like the BP, but it was at "62".
Besides being dragged around the market and getting excited over the big savings on dishsoap and other products that Gina pointed out, I was prolly in a mellow mood so that shouldn't have affected the reading!
So what's good resting rate for us Big Guns?