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When I climb the same mountain pitch (out of the sadle) at 11,300 ft ABSL
my max heart rate is "lower" than it was on the very same pitch two years ago.
Does that mean I'm just older or in better shape or neither?
Anyone know?
 

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Trux said:
When I climb the same mountain pitch (out of the sadle) at 11,300 ft ABSL
my max heart rate is "lower" than it was on the very same pitch two years ago.
Does that mean I'm just older or in better shape or neither?
Anyone know?
Looked up ABSL and found "Assistant Beaver Scout Leader"????

Could be many things. Going slower. Had less coffee. Less stress at work. Better altitude acclimation. Better shape. Different cadence. Lost weight. Better nutrition.

Probably not 'older'.

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Max HR does go down with age... roughly 1 bpm/year. But there is some suggestion that constant training will reduce the rate of decline. And it's probably not going to be exactly one bpm every year on your birthday.

It's more likely that you didn't go as hard the second time. Could you be fitter and thus not needing to go as hard?
 
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