Cycling Saved My Life
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Bikes: '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra, '78 Medici Pro Strada
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Originally Posted by bikepro
You're 46, out of shape and starting what might be considered a relatively intense exercise program. Does that pretty much sum up your situation? Before you go too much further, I'd suggest a visit to a doctor for a checkup and a stress test.
Agree 100%, if you can get your NHS physician to set you up with at least a check up then go from there. First time HRM users often have an initial "eye opener" with their heart rate spiking in a ride or a run, I wouldn't panic, just use the normal precautions before you get heavy into riding. Best of luck with you riding.
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