TRAIN TO THE BEAT
There’s been a lot of talk recently about heart rate variability (HRV) and its importance in determining your body’s readiness for the next hard workout. Is HRV just another new datapoint measured by the latest gizmos like Whoop Bands and Oura Rings, or is there a place for it in your training?
HRV measures the variation of time between heartbeats. It turns out that the greater the variation, the healthier the heart… and an indication that you’re ready for the next hard training cycle.
Check out this article by Triathlon Hacks where they explain why triathletes can benefit from tracking their HRV and how to do it. By measuring your personal HRV and responding to its trends, you can preemptively avoid over-reached training and get more value from your most difficult workouts.