It happened again today....
I posted recently in relation to this post, but it got hijacked :)
During another tough mountain bike ride, I reached over 160bpm. This is the 2nd time this has happened in the last 2 weeks. My device is set with an upper limit of 150bpm. In the past when I hit that number, I'd be pushed into a 2:1 and the crappy feeling most of know all too well. Anyway, I'm chugging along at 160bpm with no symptoms and I feel great.
I DO try to avoid hitting that high of a HR. Before, once I got to around 140bpm, I would feel something that would alert me that I'm close to the upper limit... that's not happening anymore. The only way I know is by looking at my monitor.
I had my routine device upload today and it didn't show any difference in my pacing percentages. No episodes of anything were noted (thank GOD)...
Did something with my heart change that it is allowing my to go to a higher HR?
I'm not going to keep pushing it that high and will keep a closer watch on it.
You know you're wired when...
You have a dymo-powered bike.
Sometimes a device must be tuned a few times before it is right. My cardiologist said it is like fine tuning a car.