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Not sure if this should be in training or beginners so have posted in both. I’m hoping that someone out there can answer this heart rate query? I have been running for about 9 months now and I’m doing three 30-40minute runs per week. My resting heart rate is about 72 bpm and I have fairly low blood pressure (110/55). I’m 53 by the way.
My ex-aerobics instructor calculated the various percentage heart rates for my monitor but even on the slowest of runs and I mean slow (just above walking) my heart rate is up to over 145 bpm. Faster ones average around 155 but it seldom goes up over 165 even if I sprint! However I can’t seem to keep it lower unless I actually walk.
I have tried two or three monitors and it is the same. Is this normal as most articles indicate that it should be lower for steady runs? I’m sure this has been answered before but there are so many posts I can’t find one.