Stinky, That lady may have had a HR monitor and you were picking up her as well as you. Happens in Spinning a lot and riding side by side. If you were changing pulls a lot this could have been the issue. One person will get a really high HR and the other a HR lower than they usually have.
Thanks for the heads up, Barron. I actually don't drink coffee or teas and I RARELY drink sodas. I'll drink Gatorade (in a weakened 2:1 ratio) when I ride, so I don't believe it was that. If it's the time I'm thinking it was, I'd just passed two female cyclists and one of them decided to draft me so we played a little bit and got up to about 30 on a slight incline for a couple of miles. She was an exceptionally strong rider.
If it wasn't then, I have no idea of when it was or what I was doing.
In 2010 my miles were somewhere around 3000. I had a lumbar surgery in May and missed about 5 weeks then had to keep duration down and build slowly.
I had about 800 miles before the surgery and got a custom bike made to accommodate my surgeries. I never put a computer on the new bike. I ride often most every day, usually not more that 30 miles per ride during the week. Towards the end of the season I did get in some 60 milers but it's not a goal to do distance, my duration is determined by my body.
In 2011, goal weight, improved strength and flexibility from my surgeries, and anything over 3000 would be great.
I always record duration and Heart Rate, not miles.
Stinky, with a HR of 183, they you hit the 200+ you have to keep an eye on that. My target max is almost the same as yours 183. Early in the season it might go higher 187 maybe 190. I do have heart stints and completed 7 years of perfects nuclear stress tests. I've learned about this over the years.
Energy drinks and caffeine can really raise your HR. I've had that happen, it caused an electrolyte issue and erratic HR. Electrical overhead wires or magnetic interference can show a strange HR. Just pay close attention to your HR is something seems unusual.
My total miles cycled for 2010 were 1,916.50 with an average speed of 16.38 mph and a total of 73,708.8382 calories burned during about 118.35 hours in the saddle. I cycled my first Century in July and did another two - one in August and another in September - and I rode a total of 8 Metric Centuries between June and September (kind of got to the point that I got a little bored with those).
The scary thing is, I didn't look at my November figures until tonight. On 11/13, my max heart rate during lap two was well over 200 bpm (actually recorded as 226 bpm, but I question the validity of that high number) at just 7:33 into my ride (right at 2.1 miles). I never knew! And, considering that my target max is about 183, that's very far outside of where I like to be.
I had questioned my initial investment of a heart rate monitor, more than once, but I've found it to be an invaluable tool as time, and the miles, have racked up.
I'm going to shoot for about 4,000 miles for 2011, to try and double my 2010 distance.
Edited by: SWEETCYCLINHAMS at: 1/1/2011 (22:58)
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