There is an ongoing discussion atm: Irregularity in HR after workouts
I thought the same but it sounds, I’m not right there.
Hi UA Folks,
I know I read this somewhere in this forum but can’t find the post. I think the answer was from Scott Johnston but really not sure and it’s in my head for a long time now.
Do i remember this right:
– If my HR not rising but the effort feels “hard” than usually (in this HR zone), or i even try to push a bit. It’s a sign that i probably need to back off and get some rest.
– second example was something like: If the RPE feels easy but HR climbs higher than normal on this e.g. pace. This is a sign that i may not be fully recovered from a workout the day before but it’s not a “bad” sign in itself.
Hopefully you get what i mean, otherwise i try to make a better example.
thanks in advance — mirko
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Yes, I think that’s correct. Both could be a sign of under-recovery, the former being more serious.
As I understand it, when overreaching becomes overtraining, HR response can be blunter. From what I’ve read, this can be because the parasympathetic nervous system is over-active and keeping heart rate suppressed.
The latter could be heat and/or humidity as well.
maybe you mean this thread: Heart Rate Trust Issues
“Having a higher than normal HR with a lower than normal perceived exertion is a good sign. It means you were well rested and ready to train. The opposite (low HR and high PE) is an indication you are carrying significant fatigue.”