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I gather that your HR device provides you with instantaneous measurements only (no recording feature) since your observations seem to consist of periodic checks of your monitoring device, sanity checked via manual measurement. I agree that taken together your HR observations seem a bit odd, so would suggest a next step of obtaining a more complete data ...


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It sounds like your training is working well for you. Building up to your current routine over 12 months is not overdoing it, provided the following is true: You're still able to sleep well You don't feel constantly hungry Your eating habits aren't out of control; that is, you don't feel urges to drastically overeat You don't dread your workouts You're ...


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Firstly, well done! That is great progress over 12 months. Welcome to Physical Fitness SE. Whether you should continue to train at your current rate is entirely down to your body. You need to listen to your body and understand if it needs more food/rest to keep up with the exercise you are doing. I know a few ultra marathon runners in their late 50s, ...


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Option d) Get lucky and find a bunch of slightly overweight but otherwise well trained and motivated guys who took it really easy uphill for the majority of the course and some huge teams near the end to draft. Was struck by the competition devil and did lead for quite some distance but tried to keep my peak pulse below 160 bpm. No issues up to 3:00 and ...


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I think you should c) not do something you aren't ready for. Sorry to be a bummer, but unless you've worked up to a level where a 120 km bicycle race seems like a fair challenge that might be difficult but not too far outside of your comfort zone, trying to force it seems like setting yourself up for either disappointment, injury or a very long recovery ...


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Your cardiovascular fitness and genetics are likely to play a larger role on your heart rate than your body fat% Normally I would recommend long durations of lower intensity exercise in order to build cardiovascular exercise (long slow runs, etc) however you say "I feel I am quite adapted to this routine". Can you tell us what your resting heart rate it? ...



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