I'm confused - does the treadmill use the hand rail or chest strap for taking the reading? The reason I ask is, on the odd occasion when I've bothered to check I've found the HR reading from the hand rail to be very intermittent for reliability, seemingly struggling to tell me what's going on especially when my hands get (very) sweaty. (Which is odd really, since the HR chest straps are supposed to work better when they're wet!)
Anyway, I'd go with the chest strap/HR monitor info and forget what the treddy is saying. Also, the more HADD training you do the more you will get a feel for roughly what your HR should be at any one time, and you can completely disregard readings like 168 when you're clearly working at nowhere near maximum.
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