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Old 04-27-21, 01:53 PM
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Glancing at that ride log, your heart rate seems appropriate for your age and effort (grade, speed, etc.).

I record HR and HRV data most days -- cycling, walking, jogging -- but mostly pay attention to trends rather than worrying much about zones on any single workout.

I seldom find that my heart rate, blood pressure, HRV data, etc., correspond reliably with how I feel on any given day. Looking at the data and personal notes on how I felt at the time, it's mostly a coincidence when my best performances cycling and running correspond with heart rate/HRV data. My data today claims it's a 9/10 day, nearly perfect for a workout. I'm still in my PJs in the afternoon thinking about a nap rather than cycling or jogging. Other days when my HRV app says I should rest, I feel energized and go for a run.

The only reliable indicator is for whether I've drunk too much caffeine or taken a Sudafed for sinus congestion. Those definitely crank up my heart rate and provoke a lot of palpitations. But it still doesn't correspond with anything in particular when I'm riding/running.
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