I have been diagnosed with ectopic heart beats (ECG) recently when I brought up with my doctor my HIGH heart rate sometimes during bike rides.
Most of the time my heart rate follows a predictable path but when I really ride hard my heart rate can rise up to over 200. ( I am 66 years old) which is abnormal…I know I am working hard and it feels hard but if I couldn’t see my heart rate I would think all is right. I also recover quickly and will either recover slowly riding or recover completely if we stop. I don’t need to stop.
Some rides I will not see any evidence of these ectopic beats as my heart stays within the correct parameters.
On a hard rides (60-100km) my average heart rate will be often in the mid 130’s with a maximum heart rate in the 180’s.
Does anybody on these forums ride with ectopic heart beats? How does it effect you?