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Old 06-11-14, 11:12 AM
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Heart Rate Recovery

Hi All,

I am relatively new to biking and currently do most of my biking on roads on a mountain bike. I am looking at road bikes, but that's another topic.

I am currently riding about 20 miles a day and about 100 miles a week, average speed of 11 mph, average heart rate of 130 bpm. My HR sometimes hits anaerobic climbing hills.

I have been using a Polar H7 heart rate monitor hooked into an iPhone 5s mounted on a Topeak mounting system. It allows me to really target the heart rate zones and put precision heart training in my biking activities. My question is about heart rate recovery. I have tested mine over and over and I am seeing a heart rate recovery of 65. I will get my heart rate to 150 and then just stop pedaling and within 2 minutes my heart rate drops to 85. I have read on the almighty Google that 60+ is good, but I really don't know. Is 65 good for a heart rate recovery?

Any information would be great.
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Old 06-11-14, 11:32 AM
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Yes, it's good. Sometimes on a really long hard ride, my HR won't drop below 100, even after a long rest. Then I know I am totally screwed. Nothing left to do but pedal on. Also:
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