I'm an avid and active road cyclist. I'm curious to know what you guys make of my average heart rate (171 bpm) over a (34.60 mile) ride.
I use a Garmin heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor, and a Garmin edge 500 to record my actives.
Trip distance: 34.60 miles
Trip time: 1:54:50
Average speed: 18.1mph
Elevation gain: 610ft
Average Cadence: 93rpm
Average heart rate: 171bpm
Average temperature: 65 degrees fahrenheit
In 28 years old, 145lbs, and 6 feet tall.
This particular ride was NOT interval training, just a regular quick paced ride.
This is an example of just one of my rides. In my opinion I'm just as comfortable riding with a heart rate of 175 bpm as I am sitting in front of my computer with a resting heart rate of 55bpm.
My breathing when my heart rate is at/around 175 is best described as steady/slower and medium/deep.
I'm NOT huffing and puffing and out of breath.
Why I am ably to hold a VERY high heart rate for very long periods and have controlled breathing?
I can't find any information online in reguards to training in heart rate zone 4 & 5 for extended periods of time (ie. hours at a time).