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I can't help thinking there is something not quite right about this and wondered if anyone else has the same experience. I'm only in my early 30s so hadn't really thought physical heart decline would be an issue for me, but....
When I first started running a few years ago, my heart rate would hover at around 150bpm when running and go as high as 180bpm if I was sprinting or attemtping interval training. It would sit at around 60bpm when sitting and I would be running/spinning/doing gym cardio stuff for around 10-15 hours every week without fail.
Then I lost a little weight. About a stone, (maybe more?) I'm now at the base of a healthy BMI: still healthy! But find that I just don't have the same amount of energy, can't fit in as much exercise, around a third of what I used to do and I've also noticed my heart rate rapidly decline. It now seems rarely to go higher then 150, regularly hovers around 110-120 when running the same speed- if I can manage it, and when sitting, drops to around 45bpm.
I have tried to increase the intensity, I just can't get my energy levels up -unless hyper-inflated with caffiene which I try not to do, I can run and manage to exercise at least 5 days a week but I feel like I'm worn out before I start! When I've looked this up all I seem to find is that I'm somehow much healthier, my heart being stronger apparently....sorry but I really don't buy that! I'm not sure if I should be worried but I am annoyed as I'd like to do more but can't.
I know it's not a medical concern so can't really see myself getting anywhere by wasting my Doctors time, is there anything I can do to better things? And does anyone else have the same issue?