Stress that is!
Below you can see my HRV reading from this AM.
Since it was just a single low (red) reading, I am not going to freak out. Today was already scheduled as an off day since I am up at my parents’ place.
The great part of heart rate variability (HRV) is it’s accurate to determine if higher stress is going on.
The downside is that it won’t tell you the source. It could be nutrition, hydration, training, sleep, emotion, etc
In my case, I did an AM nasal run and then opted to do a more moderate intensity 2K on the rower plus cold water immersion post before we got up here. Nothing crazy.
Sometimes when you can’t pinpoint it, you just chalk it up to some unknown and move forward.
The key is to take the best action and don’t get stuck down the rabbit hole of “what ifs.”
If you can figure it out, great, that is useful. If not, don’t spend hours trying to figure it out.
Collect more data.
Do the work.
Rinse and repeat.