High heart rate
Today in the Swansea Bay 10k I seemed to be averaging around 177 (which if you go off one of the age calculations should be my maximum), though I hit a max of 217 going slightly uphill (highest before that in training was 195 ... I'm 43 and 14 stone 11. Training since Feb this year, and run 3 10k races now ... only recently started using HRM.
Is any of that a concern???
I did my first 10k on Sunday (The Run 11 in Northampton), and my average was 181bpm, peaking at 203. I wouldn't mind, but I was taking it slowly because I have a bad knee, and at no point did I feel even slightly stressed or need to slow down. Average speed was only 11kph. Quite frankly, my heart rate hits 70% of max if I go for a walk! And no it's not because I'm unfit. I've been cycling on my exercise bike for an average of an hour a day for over a year now. Interesting to note, I can't get my heart rate above 170 when I'm cycling.
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