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Heart Rate (Read 681 times)

    I've been noticing that my recovery time is much faster now but I have yet to see any really improvements in my resting heart rate. How long did it take the rest of you to notice an improvement?

    My sport's your sport's punishment

     

    2012 goals

                  

    100 Km month         150 K month      200K month

    5K run    10K run     20K run              30K run

    sub 30 min 5K         sub 55min 10K

    Scout7


    CPT Curmudgeon

      Couple questions: What are you using as RHR? Normally, this is best measured when you first wake up, preferably on your own (i.e. no alarm). Secondly, why are you concerned? It's not a number with any great importance to physical fitness.
        I usually get up and take my pulse. It might not be a great measure for physical fitness but it does show that my cardio system is strengthening.

        My sport's your sport's punishment

         

        2012 goals

                      

        100 Km month         150 K month      200K month

        5K run    10K run     20K run              30K run

        sub 30 min 5K         sub 55min 10K

          My RHR dropped about 15 BPM over the course of about 8 months, and seems to have leveled off. I don't know exactly when the improvement to it started, as I don't take it all the time. I don't know that it really means anything. I feel like I have an absurdly low RHR, but it doesn't really translate into great performance, much to my dismay. Like you, I mostly noted that my recovery time was improving dramatically at first.