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    heart rate stats

    Just got my HRM and tried it on my ride today...

    170 BPM Max
    155 Average
    "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.

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    Just curious, how many miles did you ride for the 63 minutes?

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    5.65 miles...2.75 climb, 2.25 downhill...and .65 miles round trip from the truck to the trail.

    THe uphill is much steeper then the down hill...it takes me 46 minutes to get to the 2.75 mark and begin the decent...most guys who ride it regularly do the climb in 25 minutes but they weigh 150lbs less and have been doing it a lot longer!

    Im shooting for 40 minutes by the end of next week...

    I took a visit to my doctor today and showed him the stats...he was shocked I was able to keep my heart rate that low on that trail (he knows the trail as he is a cyclist). So I guess im right where I need to be but need to get faster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kritter
    Just got my HRM and tried it on my ride today...

    170 BPM Max
    155 Average
    "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.

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