Anyone here keep track of their resting heart rate? Just for fun, health concerns, or as an insight into training/recovery, etc?
I’ve been keeping track of it on Saturday’s now, in the morning shortly after waking up. The lowest reading I got today was 44 BPM @ 6’1" / 157 lb.
I’m petty sure the lowest recording i’ve ever had was 42 in ~2007 @ 6’1" ~145 lb, but i’d probably be happy if it dropped under 40 without long runs. Personally i’m more concerned about my recovery HR after an intense interval, sprint, etc. I follow that much more closely, ie, how long does it take my HR to drop from 150+ BPM during intense work to < 90 BPM during a rest period. Resting heart rate has always been a good indicator of fitness for me. When i’m out of shape it creeps up towards 60. When i’m in really good shape it’s in the low 40’s.