Motoactv takes a test of you and determines your MHR and heart rate zones based on the test. It consists of running for 8 mins with the highest speed that you can maintain without stopping or slowing down. So that's how it determined my MHR.
By slow jog uphill I mean around 11 min / mile. Anyway I did not keep that 6:30 min/mile for long if that's what impresses you!! This is the maximum pace I've ever reached which I think is miserably low. It was at the end of the 8 minutes when my hr reached 190.
Thanks all for the replies. Well, that surprised me that my BMI has *no relation* to my fitness. I've always supposed you are fit if you're not fat!!
I got that figure from my Motoactv I recently bought
I've been running for around 3 months now. Not too long. and I run about 3 times a week. I'm actually following this plan http://www.209events.com/file/250.pdf for a 10km event I will have at the end of October. I think my progress has been quite satisfactory in terms of endurance. I ran 9 miles 3 day ago. That's knowing three months ago I could hardly run 10 minutes continuously. But the problem is I can't run fast. The maximum pace I've ever reached while sprinting was 6:30 mins per mile. At such paces my heart is about jumping out of my mouth. And in general for a specific pace my heart rate seems abnormally high. hmm, and weekly mileage, it's increasing but last week, I guess it was about 16.
Is maximum heart rate of 190 normal for age 25? I'm really concerned about having a heart issue. My hear rate goes beyong 160 during a slow jog on a flat surface. It goes beyond 180 if I do the same slow jog on a shallow hill. That's knowing my BMI is in the normal range and I don't look fat at all. Could it all be normal or is a sign of cardiovascular problems?