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Old 02-21-12, 07:29 PM
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HR Question

How long does it take yalls HR to go from 190bpm to 130bpm? I decided to play around on the trainer today and see how fast my HR rises and falls. It took 25sec to go from 130bpm to 190bpm then it took 1Min 51Sec to get my HR back down to 130.. tryin to figure out if thats good or bad. Thanks
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i control my heart rate with my mind
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I may try this out tomorrow morning on the trainer. not to sure on what my times would be...one thing that I noticed is that early in the season it is easy to hit 190 bpm, but later in the season as my anerobic fitness improves, 190 gets hard to hit. August of last year it became hard to hit 180 bpm (and that's going balls-out).
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i control my heart rate with my mind
wkg controls my heart rate with his mind too.
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Nearly 2 minutes to get form a near max of 190 to 130 is fairly long.

I find if I'm going up a pretty steep hill mine will hit a max of around 188 and be back down to the 130s within 30 seconds (give or take) if I coast down the other side.
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Old 02-21-12, 08:33 PM
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What were you doing during the 1:51 it took to drop down to 130? Pedaling or not? Also, keep in mind that part of HR is cooling, so if you were not moving through the air it will take longer to exchange the heat and your HR will drop more slowly than if you were coasting down a hill.

Based only on what you have told us, I'm saying no worries... your experience is pretty normal.
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Old 02-21-12, 08:42 PM
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I was still on the trainer as my HR was dropping.. i dropped my cadence from 123rpm to 48rpm basically spinning effortlessly
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I can't hit 190....

Highest logged HR since owning my Garmin is 179 (during a cross race). I might be able to hit 171 on the trainer on a good day. My legs bonk out before I can go that high.
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I don't normally hit 190 (highest ever was 191) but 180 is zone 5. My one minute recovery has been as high as 55 but tends to be closer to 45 from a zone 5 range. I'm not a racer or even a serious trainer. I just ride when I can and seem to be getting fairly fit cardio-wise (not gut-wise).
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