Kelly Drive Amateur
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Philly
Bikes: '86 Super Sport with mods
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A 10% increase per week is often cited. That might be a little on the conservative side, but there it is...
What you should do immediately is get a baseline as far as your resting heart rate. Take your heart rate right after waking up, before any meals or physical activity (including dressing, grooming, etc.), and after a day of complete rest (meaning no bike/weights/etc.). Now, on the morning after each ride day, take your resting heart rate under these same conditions - an increased rate is a good sign of overtraining.