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HR spike at beginning of runs

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    mtlewellen1
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    Hi! From time to time my HR will spike up into Z3 at the beginning of a run while my pace is still very slow. I’ll often walk for a few seconds to bring it down. Sometimes I’ll have to do that a couple times before my HR returns to a normal range when compared to pace. Is this common? Should I be concerned? Do I need to do some more vigorous warm ups before heading out?
    Thanks!
    Matt

    #11572
    Matt Fitzgerald
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    Totally normal. It’s called heart rate overshoot and its actually an indication of fitness. Nothing to be concerned about.

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    mtlewellen1
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    Thanks! Great to hear, and appreciate this forum and your responsiveness!

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