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Hi. 1st post here!
Been into running a couple of years now and decided to purchase a GPS watch with hrm as I was getting more curious as to how well I was training.
Back ground info: age 41, resting heart rate low 50's. worked out max should be around 180. Have been running at same pace most times I go out for ages now. Average 4 min 45 sec a kilometre. Mostly 5 and 10k runs. Wanted to get into longer distances at 70% heart rate, hence my purchase.
1st run with it, a usual paced 10k showed heart rate average of 169bpm, on garmin site that's a 5 = over reaching!
Went out again today at particulary slow pace and had average 158bpm.
My query is, can I be doing something wrong? Never thought I be running 10k at 90% max heart rate as I don't feel that bad after.
Many tips you can put my way on best way to incorporate hrm into my traing would be much appreciated.
Got a half coming up in November that I did in 1h 45 last year and want to improve on that if poss.
Sorry for such a long 1st post!