Unusual EKG Results

Chart by Big Dadoo
Chart, a photo by Big Dadoo on Flickr.

Something strange happened while I was being monitored this afternoon. Apparently, I flat lined! That red line across the bottom is my heart beats per minute, and I’m pretty sure a flat line in not a good thing.

Actually, it’s not an EKG, but a recording of my Spin Class workout with my new Powertap power meter. Apparently, the heart rate signal just dropped off half way through the session. Trust me, it was beating plenty fast.

The whole power meter thing has me taking my cycling sessions a lot more seriously and I’m reading more about how to train with power and the importance of structured interval training. Hopefully, when the group rides start up again this year, I’ll be a lot stronger rider right of the top of the season.

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