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Great thanks Joe.
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My resting heart rate has shot up to 50-53 this week from a normal rate of 42-44bpm. I feel well and training is also going fine, though I am doing a larger volume than I would normally do. All other indicators look good. Is this anything to be concerned about?
Okay Chris, late to the party but I've just checked in again and want to answer your question...Any significant increase in resting HR needs to be taken as a "red flag".
This does not mean stop, go to bed and say you're ill.However, be it dehydration, lack of good sleep, late nights, mental stress, OR total training load build up - there's something to acknowledge and to then make one or two actions to see it does not end up as something more serious.You probably need a few lighter days, acknowledging that you have done the training to get into this situation (which is a good thing) BUT that we are not trying to see who can push their RHR to breaking point.So its a warning shot across the bow, a slight tweak to your current training - airing on the side of a slight drop in duration of sessions and frequency for 2-4 days - they you will see RHR resume and a sense of added fitness/freshness come to the fore.Thanks for a great question.