I’m 35 years old and my theoretical max heart rate is around 183-185.
Last year I peaked once at 201 bpm when doing a row training, and my usual very high bpm is around 190/195. I’m starting to get out of my confort zone when I’m higher than 160bpm.
Last week I spent 50 seconds with a HR higher than 200bpm and I peaked at 208. I was not on SUF but doing high rpm training on road with the intention to keep it my HR low…
I use a Garmin chest strap, the data points seem accurate. I checked the graph and I have at least 11 data points above 200bpm for the 50 seconds, so it’s not a single false measure.
I’m older, for personal reasons I didn’t do much row or SUF training in the past months, so I’m not sure how to understand this data. Is it a good sign? Is my heart stronger than last year? Am I close to have an heart attack and die like an ultimate sufferlandrian?
I’m just asking out of curiosity.