So on our 30 minute recovery run on Wednesday ‘my’ heart rate was in the 160’s seconds after the run started. Obviously wrong. I can’t hit 160 with a 8 minute sprint.
So I try various things, I stop and start the run. I take the Fenix off my wrist in case it’s picking up cadence, nope the LED’s aren’t on. I pull the Garmin HR belt away from my chest. My HR goes up.
I take the chest belt off. Still reading between 160 and 180, it’s going up and down incrementally as I jog along without any sensor against my skin and with the LED’s on the watch turned off.
I’m left going…. WTF?
I end up averaging 160+ BPM for that run.
All I can say is lately I just can’t depend on anything to read my HR correctly. I’ve gone through two Scosche’s, 2 HR belts, changed the battery in my HR sensor and they’re all just jacked up.
And yes I know my HR wasn’t that high. Fingers on neck and counting my pulse and I’m getting around 120 (ish) BPM which would be spot on for the pace that I was doing.
It seems like I’m just generating some weird anti-technology vibe since last fall that keeps jacking with whatever system I use for HR measurements. So annoying.