Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:09
Just check the graphs first- was the 190 a spike? Was there a consistent period of varying around what looked like a true reading? Best to ignore any spikes, especially at the beginning of teh run, but if there is a steady climb up to more than 190, then, if it felt kie you were maxed- out, set that as Max HR for now, until you top it again, if you felt you were pushing it, but not totally at the limimt, then perhaps add 5 beats to give an estimated max.
The 220- your age is meaningless.
Another correlation for "easy " pace- should be able to hold a conversating , and shoudl be less than 75% max- so if your max is over 190, easy should be less than 150, and you should be doing about 80% of your running in the easy zone, only pushing up the zones for short sharp runs.
I found Parkrun the best way to set a max Hr - but then our one has an uphill finish!
My last "max HR " park run gave me a peak of 191, but a pretty steady 188 for half a lap. I am over 50, so 220- your age is way out!