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    Does your heart rate spike before a race?

    Little background: 26 year old, resting heart rate of 40-45bpm.

    I use an edge 305 for all my rides, usually at the start of a hard workout I do a warmup and get my heart rate up to around 140bpm then over a couples of minutes of hard workout my heart rate climbs up to 175-185 and I keep it there for the rest of the ride.

    I have noticed really high heart rates before races however. Last couple weekends I have noticed my heart rate at over 170 or more before I have really even started my warmup.

    I've only done 4 races or so , is it just nervousness?

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    Might be just nervousness, my HR is higher on the start line than it is before a normal ride or training ride. Not that high of course since I'm just there standing up...

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    10 beats

    From the time I wake up, my HR is 10 beats higher than on any other day. This 10 BPM increase sticks all the way through the race as well.
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    Thanks guys, during the actual race my heart rate is only 5bpm or so higher than a very hard workout so I'll just assume its nerves.

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