Anyone else struggle with artificially elevated HR when using a HRM, due to being mentally aware of the sensor? I did my annual attempt at using one outdoors today and felt like I tended to get way more adrenaline/heart rate spikes than usual (without it), especially on climbs or leaving stop signs/lights. I haven’t really ever trained with HR, so I’m not sure if I was in the right HR zones for any given power level, but my efficiency seems to have been poor. (Is HR efficiency useful for rides that aren’t strictly Z2?). Here’s my stat line from intervals.icu:
I’ve been doing 6 45-60min rides a week, mostly Z2 and some limited tempo/SS since December as I’ve been slowly returning to health after a knee injury at the end of last season. Do these numbers seem reasonable or too high? Has mental awareness of your HRM caused you issues? Is that just something that gets better as you get used to riding with it?