I've been pounding the Streets of my local town since June last year. After the inital pain of starting this kind of excercise I was, towards the end of 2012, running 3 times a week (2 short runs of approx 3miles and a longer 5/6 mile run). I decided that at the begining of December I would rest for a month (based on weather and Christmas). This week I have re-started my runs with a very steady 2.5miles (mainly flat). My question is this - my new heart rate monitor says I'm maxing out at 193 although I'm 40 and most people are saying my max should be closer to 180. The run lasted approx 20mins and I was up close to the max for a good half of that run. Does this sound right?
PS - I'm 178cms and 80kg and resonably fit (I think??)