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HR Recovery Rate? Should I Be Worried watch

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    Started cycling 2 weeks ago. I'm not overweight (im at my perfect weight), but I haven't done much intensive exercise in the past 2 years.

    Today I did 35 miles. Apart from my legs feeling sore, I feel fine.

    I am a little worried though, it's taken just over an hour for my HR to return to below 100bpm.

    Is this because I am not used to the intensive exercise? Should I do less for the time being? And will it improve over time?
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    Why two threads?

    I don't really know tbh. I don't even like driving 35 miles.
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    Sorry double post. I couldn't see the other one submitted. Cache problem on my end.
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    35 miles is a long way in a day if you're not used to that much exercise.... I'd start a bit slower and build up more gradually.
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    (Original post by RedKitty)
    35 miles is a long way in a day if you're not used to that much exercise.... I'd start a bit slower and build up more gradually.
    Will do I enjoyed it, it was tough, but judging by my recovery rate I'm not ready for that much intensive exercise.
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    You have only been doing it for 2 weeks, dont worry yet.
 
 
 

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