I’m a 37 year old male and I just started taking my riding seriously this year. I started wearing a Polar heart rate monitor about a month or two ago and everything seems great.
I have a very hilly but short 17 mile road loop that I ride when I only have an hour or so for riding. I did this ride yesterday and my monitor says my HR Max was 222 and my HR Avg 165. I trust the 165 is correct, I’m not sure I trust the 222. I know I pushed myself pretty hard but a HR Max of 222 is this even possible?
I didn’t feel that great last night and still don’t feel so good today. I checked my blood pressure last night and it was 120/58, don’t know if that makes any difference.