I found the heart rate discussion very interesting on this weeks episode (188). I have a leaky heart valve. It is a bicuspid aortic valve. I was born with it, but wasn’t found until my early 30s. I had already done 2x London Marathons and 2x Olympic London Triathlons. It doesn’t seem to effect me in general, but my heart rate will not decrease as quickly as a normal heart once exercise is over.
I believe this will effect the recovery sections of a workout. My heart rate will come down around 20 beats quickly. but then only slowly decrease from there. It will go back up pretty quickly again once the next section of a workout starts.
When I do muscular endurance sessions I think my heart rate will be higher than it would normally be with a normal heart. Hopefully I am getting the benefit that Chad intends. I tend do Grand Fondo’s. I am not sure what effect having this condition has on my muscular endurance during those events as my heart rate could be higher than it really needs to be.
My resting heart rate according to my Apple Watch is around 56 beats a minute, but as soon as I stand up it will be in the mid 70s.
I’m lucky as day to day it has no effect in every day life. I only need a scan every 2 years to make sure all is still good. I’m told it will need replacing one day, but not yet. I will be hitting 50 next year and hopefully I won’t need it changing just yet
I know this isn’t a question, but after listening to the podcast I thought I would share my experience.