I have noticed over the past year that my HR rarely, if ever is in Z1 during any kind of ride. My max HR is ~185, and my resting HR is around 60. Indoors or out, within <1 minute my HR leapfrogs from sub-100 to >120 and settles in the 130s if doing a recovery pace, or high 130s low 140s endurance work. SS generally stays in high 150s-160s, threshold/VO2 gets into 170s, and ramp test/brutal climbs get to 180s.
Except for Z1/recovery, all of that seems normal and very predictable to me, but I find it strange I can’t get my HR low, even at minus variants of Pettit, Baxter, and Taku.
This is a long term trend, not ride to ride. What, if anything is it telling me?
Vitals: 45 yo, 5’ 11" 70-72 KG, 6.5-8 hrs sleep a night, low BP and blood volume.