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Today was a 12 miler, I got done like.. 2.5 hours ago? Being tired is one thing. I've ran this distance many times before, its nothing new to my body really. I haven't done anything over 11 in a while but.. that's 1 mile. But I notice as I'm trying to take a nap that something is wrong.<br><br>
First, the bed is shaking. This happens a lot... its not possessed but.. my heart kind of moves it.<br><br>
Second, and more concerning is... the heart rate itself. Not only is it going kind of hard, but my resting heart rate is like.. what.. 48 or something. My regular day to day activity of walking around and doing whatever is like 60. I got done my run today and it wasn't anything special, it was 125, a solid aerobic effort that left me feeling drained. Keep in mind I've had my heart rate way higher before, and if you consider a race it's been in the 180s and once I was on the eliptical at the gym and it got to 205.<br><br>
But why would it still be elevated to 80 2.5 hours after my run? Is that normal? Does it mean my cardiovascular system is at one of those 'breakthrough' times in training... when you feel swamped and you feel like you're going slow but in reality you're actually going your normal pace, thus when you push it and feel normal your pace will be 'faster than normal'.. etc etc? Or does it mean I'm having a heart attack at age 17? Or neither?<br><br>
Thanks for any advice and stories about you guys with similar stories. This kind of thing always freaks me out as I was dehydrated during XC and had to be hospitalized, my heart skipped a few intervals and would contract while it was resting or something like that. They said it might be a genetic condition but ruled that out and realized once I was hydrated, the hospital alarms went off at night because my HR was down to 44 while I was sleeping, and I've been fine ever since..<br><br>
-Zack
 

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Heartache? A Mexican Heartache maybe. It's probably just your body telling you to rest up after a prolonged effort. Nothing unusual in that, unless it persists. My HR and BP would vary for no apparent reason when I was a teenager. At 17, your body is still growing so will do stange shit every now and then.<br><br>
In general, you probably want to post something like this in the "Side Line" forum or visit WebMD. Of course, never rule out a visit to the cardiologist, for a nice set of tests. Not sure what they did when you went in before but I doubt it was a stress test.
 

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it isn't unfamiliar to have a HR so low that it skips a beat. I don't know if it's men in general (never heard of a female ever), but I've known a few guys that have been in such good shape that their RHR is considered bradycardia, but not really. My dh had this and had to wear a holter moniter for 24 hours, just to rule out true bradycardia.<br><br>
An elevate RHR could mean that you are either sick or overtraining. Did you take a morning pulse before you ran? Even so, 80 seems pretty high for someone that has seen 40s. At the very least, take a HR first thing tomorrow morning.<br><br>
A young, in shape person, such as yourself, maximum HRs in the 200s is not unusual, if not common. I've run step test on several member of the boys cc team and they all get over 200, one up to 210. Their easy running is 170.<br><br>
it is the off season, I'm going to guess that you been doing high volume, no intensity, so your low HR would make some sense, but 125 is low for your age. I just looked up 2 college runners and they are 140, max at 180.<br><br>
My advice is push the fluids, take it easy for a few days, maybe you got an indication of a impending cold/flu rather than overtraining in the off season. I'd definitely see someone if your HR seems to me jumping around.
 

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Get better soon buddy! We need you in top shape for those 5ks you're gonna crush.<br><br>
Hopefully it's nothing and you're just tired from your weekend of fun.
 
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