I an 47, been running about 5km thrice to four times a week, for a year now.. No known heart or other condition. No pains, injuries. What I would like to know is, is it normal that I can only run continuously for about 8 min., after that I have to walk for a minute or two before resuming? At that point, depending on weather, my heart rate is 150-60. It drops to 110 within a min or . I see others, particularly ladies running for almost an hour without break, although they are much younger and run slower.