Just a quick question as I rode out with a HRM for the first time on the weekend.
I remember reading somewhere that your heart rate drop after an effort was a sign of fitness but could not find the reference again - I think it was 50+ beats a minute over a 2 minute period showed you were fit.
I did that (172 bpm down to 117 bpm) within the short time frame, however my heart then just stayed there for like 40-50 minutes (after my shower and everything). Full resting heart rate is normally down at 50 or just under.
Just not sure what the elevated heartrate means long after a ride - is it normal?
I was pushing myself on the ride if it matters - about 3 1/2 hours of ride and sitting at 85-90% max heart rate (calculated) for 50-60% of that time (100km).
Thanks for any advice.