Fitter than I Thought

FletchPRMC

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Well, had got my fitness up to quite a good level, had my resting heart rate at 49bpm, but then I got an inury and also shin splints struck. Took 3 weeks out of running, and went for my first run yesterday. Not too long, went for 25 minutes. Thought Id map it and see how far I got, and I was quite pleased with managing 3.6 miles :) . Im just quite pleased that I didnt loose as much fitness as I thought I would. Just need to crack on with the application process now.
 

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Good stuff mate!, Im in a similar position of a knee injury but am continuing running on monday after 3 weeks off, have been swimming a fair bit though so im very curious to see how much has changed, im hoping my lung strength has increased or at the least mainted somewhat. Also 49 BPM resting heart rate is awesome, very low! Think mines about 55-60 ish, changes htroughout the day its hard to get a good guage, also i dont check it much...
 

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I'm not sure how accurate non-commerical grade cross trainers are but our home cross trainer usually says I'm between 79 and 85 but I'm not sure if it's because I'm anticipating my heart rate being taken? Quite far off the normal 60-70.
 

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Yeh its a strange thing anticipating your heart rate, mine for instance goes up when im anticipating it the same as blood pressure because im thinking about it a lot for some reason, but my freind for instance's pulse rate drops quite low, its a strange thing...
 

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Before I started training I had a resting heart rate of about 84bmp, but now its dropped to about 65bpm well last time I checked, it could be lower by now?
 

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Probably will be a little lower, depends how long its been since you last tryed it and have been training etc. Im really not sure how long it takes to drop a few beats at resting when youve been training hard, as it can only go so low id say a few weeks to a month to see some changes possibly...
 

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Dont measure mine using a cross trainer, just count it! If your measuring your resting heart rate on a cross trainer, then it will most likely be lower in reality. As your body will be anticipating the exercise and raising your heart rate! Im pretty lucky, in the fact that my dad used to be quite a high level sprinter, so knows his stuff when it comes to setting out training programmes, so he is writing my running training programme, or had done untill I was injured. If anyone is interested Ill post it up here in the training techniques section?
 

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Probably will be a little lower, depends how long its been since you last tryed it and have been training etc. Im really not sure how long it takes to drop a few beats at resting when youve been training hard, as it can only go so low id say a few weeks to a month to see some changes possibly...

its been a few weeks since i've last checked and i've been doing a fair bit of swimming, so it may have dropped.
 
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