Well, if you can’t win the races, you’ve got to focus on other competitions. One of my personal favourites is the physical parameter: Low Resting Heart Rate. As I have described previously, your resting heart rate gets lower as your condition gets better.
You will probably already have noticed that your resting heart is lower when you are in good shape. This is because of a larger stroke volume or, more correctly, a bigger parasympathetic drive on the sinus node. It is easy to monitor your resting heart rate. Just put on your Polar rim when you wake up and relax for a couple of minutes.
Now I want to know: Who has had the lowest resting heart rate ever?