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Old 09-06-14, 09:30 AM
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Miles per week/Resting Hearty Rate

Miles per week = 130
Resting Heart Rate = 56
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Old 09-06-14, 09:49 AM
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Miles per week = 100 to 250
Resting Heart Rate = mid 50s to high 60s

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My resting heart rate is below 50 BPM, but my resting body temperature is below 36C (97F), so both may just be indicative of a low metabolic rate, which is evidently "normal" for me.
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6 years ago - zero miles per week. RHR - 58

Now - 100+ miles a week. RHR - 58
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150 or so per week; 51-56 resting heart rate.
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200-300 per week. Resting rate is 42-44.
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Currently > 100 miles per week, RHR c.48. Last year rather more miles, much more intensity, RHR 43.

I seem to bottom out at 43, but get there by different routes. Long, steady hours on the bike does it, but so does interval training.
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Currently 160 -230 mi/week; resting HR=40bpm; age 72
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150 miles per week, give or take, RHR is in the 48-53 range.

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Mileage varies by season, from 50 a week in winter, to 200 a week in June and July. Those months burn me out a bit and I cut back--150 a week last month, and about that so far this month.

RHR sticks pretty close to 38. The nurse at the doc's office raps me on the side of the head to make sure I'm conscious.
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100-150 per week. Resting rate is 46 right now. Would like to see it get back under 40bpm.
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100-150 per week. Resting rate is 46 right now. Would like to see it get back under 40bpm.
Seriously? Not on drugs?
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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
RHR sticks pretty close to 38. The nurse at the doc's office raps me on the side of the head to make sure I'm conscious.
Not on any drugs?
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Miles per week -- 100
Morning HR -- 46
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That low is not a problem for someone fit and healthy. A cardiologist Flight Surgeon told the corpsman freaking out about mine that its normal for a healthy person engaged in aerobic training to get below 50 and into the high 30's when they are rested and calm. I stay in the high 40's to low 50's now, after a few years up in the 80's during the surgeries and extra weight. It helped me to she 100+ lbs, too. Less work for the heart with less mass.

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That low is not a problem for someone fit and healthy. A cardiologist Flight Surgeons told the corpsman freaking out about mine that its normal for a healthy person engaged in aerobic training to get below 50 and into the high 30's when they are rested and calm. I stay in the high 40's to low 50's now, after a few years up in the 80's during the surgeries and extra weight. It helped me to she 100+ lbs, too. Less work for the heart with less mass.

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Below 40, NO DRUGS, seems out there too me.
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Originally Posted by BigAura View Post
Not on any drugs?
Not since I entered recovery 14 years ago.

Oh wait... You mean...

No, none of those either. Daily aspirin as recommended to attempt to ward off heart attack and stroke. And on nights like this, diphenhydramine for its grogginess side-effect. But otherwise, no.

My RHR has always been slower than expected. Back when I was sedentary, smoking a pack a day and using, upper 50s to lower 60s was not uncommon.
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age = 63
60 mi/wk
RHR = 45

RHR has been in the 40s since I started cycling (as an adult) in 1985.
Now if only the weight was consistently below 200.
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64yo, 5' 8", 135-140lb, with 4600 miles so far this year. Ironman Florida in 7 weeks 5 days, bicycling of 0 miles to 200 miles per week plus jogging/walking and swimming. Due to a bike crash and surgery this year I am behind in training compared to preparation for last year's Ironman.

39 RHR right now after being up for 2 hours and can lower additionally when totally relaxed. Got to 35BPM when they checked BP and HR prior to recent surgery and lower when in ICU after worst bike crash in 2011.
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Below 40, NO DRUGS, seems out there too me.
Truth here, too. I've managed to get off the BP meds, thankfully. Its possible but genetics also plays a big part, as I understand it. I doubt I'll get any lower than the 45, but after the bad years I'll take it and be grateful for everyday above the grass. I have occasional days where it is down near 40, say 41-42, and it can get high (70+) when the stress kicks in if the Parkinson's is giving me bad tremors or twitches. Whatever your level, watch things, be careful and cycle when you can.

One thing I do is keeping a cyclist training diary ("Cyclist Training Diary", Joe Friel )that has my RHR, BP and weight along with the ride's stats so I can let my primary care physician see any trends in my numbers as far as the health goes. He's a faster cyclist than I am so I doubt he would ever be impressed with my turtle pace I'm on my third year keeping the diary, it helps me stay disciplined. What ever works for you is what needs to happen, IMHO.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Cyclists-T...training+diary

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Well I'm amazed but it sounds like RHR below 40 extends to amateur athletes and is not the exclusive domain of the pro's.

Me:
age: 61

average cycling miles per week: 75
heart rate: 57 bpm

blood pressure: 113/67
height: 5'11"
weight: 163 lbs

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So the more you ride the lower your RHR. Ultimately that can not be good. 1000 miles per week = 0 RHR?

100 miles per week RHR = 66; Age: 79

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Age 75
MPW 90 to 100
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Sounds like you're pretty healthy to me Big Aura, but I am no doctor and won't offer anything further. I've read posts here from many of the more serious types that do endurance cycling and those that continue to race, with some remarkable numbers for their BP and HR. I'm just happy to be back in the healthy side of the numbers now, my old ones were grim, to say the least. Keep up your great work. I was told by the flight surgeons that my unusually low HR was most certainly genetic to a large degree, I have no idea about that, though. It drove the corpsmen nuts during my flight physicals, I started telling them upfront and making a note on my form when I began filling it out, rather than have them call in a cardiologist FS and threaten to DQ me for the arrhythmia. That murmur has stuck with me, too.

I'd like to stop my replies here, I'm not bragging or trying to compete with anyone at anytime. These kinds of threads have gone bad in the past with the **** measuring contest taking over. I'm am lucky and blessed to be reasonably healthy now, and cycling has played a huge a huge part in getting better after some very bad years. The 50+ Forum is the absolute best place for support of the over 50 cyclist, regardless of your mileage, health condition or what you ride. Carry on with the data, please.

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