Testing my limitsOctober 3, 2007
Is it weird, or is it just one of those “you know you are an endurance athlete when…” things when you mid-workout and start to think… “hmm, I wonder what my max heart rate is,” and go test it out by yourself.
I decided to do a Max HR test after a little warm up during spin class yesterday. I just kept turning the resistance up each minute either 1 full turn (and eventually a half turn when it got real hard) and watched my HR jump up each time (and making sure I kept the cadence above 95 RMP).
I was expecting low 190’s. Maybe I was just wrong, or off, but I only pulled off 184. Or maybe I’m just getting old… It only hung on there for a few seconds until I wasn’t able to keep up a 95+ cadence anymore and had to step back.
I told Sam about it when I got home and she freaked out, but then again she works in a rehab hospital where anyone with a 180 HR is about to die. I was just having fun. 🙂
Anyone else have random thoughts like this where “normal” people just think you are masochistic?