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Cardiac Drift

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Updated August 26, 2012

Definition: The tendency for heart rate to rise gradually throughout a workout due to dehydration and rising temperature within the muscles.

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Pronunciation: car-di-ac drift noun)
Common Misspellings: cardyac, cardiak
Examples:
Due to cardiac drift my heart rate climbed to 170 bpm after 20 kilometers.

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