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Heart Rate Advice (Read 82 times)

runmichigan


    Given what you revealed about your health I would recommend you talk with your doctor about this.  Your heart rate seems to be high if you are running at an easy pace.

    lindasaffell


    Fighting senescence

      Another thing to think about is, whether your RESTING heart rate is higher than most.  Is it ONLY when running that your HR rises, or does it go high when doing other kinds of activities?  FWIW I seem to have a fairly fast HR most of the time; my partner has a fairly slow HR most of the time.  If only we could share the average of our two HRs!

       

      I think that if I work consistently on improving my CV status, it should lower my heart rate, but I don't know by how much I can hope to lower it.  Like you, I don't feel dizzy or faint if I get my HR up pretty high (tho not so high as yours).

      Fighting with my FitBit

      Renewing my interest in running, sloooowly

      LaGallinaCabrona


        Thanks for sharing, I appreciate the input! My average resting heart rate is 60 bpm, my heart rate while cycling is about 130-170, swimming is lower (I'm a slow swimmer) 110-140 I'm starting to think that I'm just one of those people with a higher threshold. When I dug deeper into my stats, I found that my heart rate has been consistent while running over the years with different heart monitor devices (even though I've improved my pace). I tried out a different device today and got the same results.

        Another thing to think about is, whether your RESTING heart rate is higher than most.  Is it ONLY when running that your HR rises, or does it go high when doing other kinds of activities?  FWIW I seem to have a fairly fast HR most of the time; my partner has a fairly slow HR most of the time.  If only we could share the average of our two HRs!

         

        I think that if I work consistently on improving my CV status, it should lower my heart rate, but I don't know by how much I can hope to lower it.  Like you, I don't feel dizzy or faint if I get my HR up pretty high (tho not so high as yours).

        LaGallinaCabrona


          I appreciate your concern.

           

          Given what you revealed about your health I would recommend you talk with your doctor about this.  Your heart rate seems to be high if you are running at an easy pace.

          RichardR


            Quick test for accuracy of your watch.....

             

            When you finish a run, before you stop your watch, use 2 fingers to manually count your pulse.  (Easy would be 15 seconds, which you can see on the watch, as it continues to run, and then multiply by 4).  Then, stop the watch.

             

            Now, you can compare 2 numbers:

            1 - your heart rate as recorded by the WATCH at the end of the run

            2- your heart rate as counted manually at the end of the run

             

            Beyond that, if your HR is high, like others have said, a visit with the doctor is in order, just to make sure everything is ok.   You know, the standard "Before beginning any strenuous exercise program, please check with your doctor......."  thing.

             

            Good luck

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