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Hi to all,
First visit to the forum and suffering from a little anxiety over this issue. Hoping for a bit of sound advise from you guys.
I have been trail running for a lot of years, several ultras under my belt. I am 53 and really pleased that my daughter who is 28 loves to run with me. We are signed up for the Mont Blanc Marathon at the end of the month and have been getting some good mileage in. Now here is the rub. My wife bought me a Garmin 910 recently and I put it on my daughter, her heart rate is giving me concerns. She is booked in to the doctors but half the time they look at you gone out as though you've brought this upon yourself. We are not fast by any stretch of the imagination and are more than happy knocking 10 miles out off road hill work in 2 and a half hours. She can hold a conversation whilst running but her heart rate is constantly around 175/185 I have read a lot on the garmin and a lot of folks reckon the training zones are a bit out. I have never managed to get a run in under 5 which keeps telling me I am overreaching. Based on the info off the Garmin she is averaging 88% on her runs and does exceed her maximum heart rate on hills. This just doesn't reflect though as she is not excessively out of breath or otherwise distressed. She never has dizziness or anything like that either during or after a run. If I hadn't put the watch on her I'd never have known. Any comments would be appreciated.