Max heart rate 229 bpm?!

Date: 4/8/21
Training Day: 76
Miles: 3
Time: 35 min
Shoes: Altra Paradigm 5
Weather: N/A (indoors on a treadmill)
Strength Training: Legs

How It Felt: The run was great! I felt sooooo good! Boring leg workout, but I was able to up the weight on a few exercises, so that made me feel pretty badass.

Commentary: During my runs I wear a chest heart rate monitor. I put it on, it connects to my watch. I take it off, and it disconnects. Up until today it worked like it should.

After my run, I took of my HRM and set it down in a cubby before starting my leg workout. As I was about to get ready for squats my watch said that it connected to an external HRM. As I was about to investigate this, my mom texted and distracted me.

During my last exercise I switched data screens on my watch and noticed it said my heart rate was 174 bpm! WTF?! I turned off the external HRM connection and my heart rate dropped to a normal 79 bpm.

What. The. Fuck.

When I finished my workout I looked at the stats. My average HR was 126 bpm with a max of 229 bpm. Seriously?!

First of all, why the fuck was my HRM connected to my watch when I wasn’t wearing it? Second of all, how on earth did it get those readings? Who the fuck knows.

What I do know is I’m annoyed. Annoyed that I can’t delete the HR readings from that time period. Annoyed that I now I have to remember to turn on and off the external HRM connection so it only reads while I’m wearing it. Annoyed that a $120 HRM doesn’t function properly.

It says to wash the HRM after seven uses. I was probably a few washes over that, so I made sure to wash it just in case that was the problem.

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