Originally Posted by kritter
Just got my HRM and tried it on my ride today...
170 BPM Max
"own zone" moderate setting range 136-158 BPM
Time in zone 33 minutes
Total Exercise time 63 minutes
Calories burned 1041
Granted the climb for me is intense for 2.75 miles...no flats, no downs...just up, up, up. It's a bit much for me right now and I had to walk .10 miles of it(the first time riding this trail was saturday and I walked about half mile and stopped for about 15 minutes of rest) but I didnt stop to break other then to put my helmet on at the top (30 seconds at most stop and I was still in my BPM range)...how are the above numbers for 330lb 25 year old guy?
It seemed when I was out of the range it was just a wee bit like 160bpm...it jumped to 170 when a guy was catching me and I didnt want to get passed.
Im new to the HRM so any info on my stats is appreciated.
Also how long does it take to get back to a normal heart rate...the drive home from the trail which is about 10-15 minutes and it was still around 105BPM...when I put it on before the ride I was at 74 BPM.
Well done, looks like an hour well spent to me!
Don't be obsessed with heart rate zones. If you want to go out of your 'zone' then go for it but be careful about pushing too long or too hard until you are fitter. HRM is a nice device to have, but don't let it dictate your pace based on zones...the zones are based on averages for age groups (also Ownzone, which I have on my HRM does not seem accurate to me).
155BPM average seems like an appropriate level. Once you are fitter, you'll go faster at that same heart rate.
This is a benefit of having a HRM - you can tell that you're getting fitter because you do the same route in less time at a lower heart rate.
105BPM is nothing, don't worry about it being 105 after 10-15 cooldown if you're still moving.