I'd say for your age 200 is high but then we're all different aren't we.
My max (aged 53) HR is about 175 which is marginally higher than average for my age and I only reach that with speedwork. If you're hitting 200 under hard running which I assume is the case with your hills it is almost certainly no problem providing it drops quite quickly again when effort is reduced or stopped.
Another possibility is a faulty monitor, interference (as above), so probably find ways of excluding these possibilities. I'd also try running hard and fast in a gym/on a treadmill if you can to determine your actual max.
I don't consider 9.5 min miles over long distances slow by the way. I was very happy last year finishing the FLM in 4:28 which averages out at 10:14 minute miles.
Wanna aim to do the london marathon in 3-10. current pb for marathon is 3-31.
10k pb is 40-12
How fast should i run my tempo runs? HOw far shpould i run for marathon tempos?
cant get my head round tempo runs!! about 7-20 is that right? if i do them on tread what gradient should i use??
Not sure if you've had a reply on other forums to your December question, but generaly, I find (and others seem to agree) that running on a treadmill should be between 1 and 2% to mimic road running.
Not an experienced marathoner, but tempo runs for marathon should be minimum 7 miles excluding warm up of a few miles. And for a 3:10 marathon, I'm guessing possibly quite a bit further!
That's an aggressive target, you've set yourself, but good luck with it!!
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