Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mountain Brook. AL
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Catechism is max HR for age: 220-(age in years). So at 26 cerca 195/min. If you really are in the 170s at under 20mph, then you are
not well conditioned. I would expect HR in the 110-140 range at 17-18mph. Alternatively you may have an abnormal heart rhythm in exercise,
not likely but possible. Or your HR moniter may be malfunctioning, a much more likely scenario. Unfortunately very few people can do a
wrist pulse check that is accurate at that rate. 3 beats/second is just hard to count and you may miss some beats. If you
ride in groups, it is not unheard of for your HR moniter to be picking up another riders HR and this can be additive. Now if the HR is
counted at 500yds up a 10% grade at 17mph then you would, au contraire, be very highly conditioned.
Last edited by sch; 05-09-14 at 10:07 PM.