I have a friend, no genuinely I do have a friend lol that has a high HR.
Some back ground.
I would say I am a mediocre runner. I have my old Garmin 620 and run to the plans, from 5k to a half marathon and always try to stick to the HR ranges. Recently a friend purchased a Garmin Venu and together we decided to do a 5k plan. I have just finished a half marathon plan although didn't run the half marathon as it was cancelled. Have done the distance before and wasn't really interested in running the half distance just to say I had done it. Plus that was early on with the Covid-19 situation...
So my friend said she couldn't get the HR down. I thought she was just doing something wrong as she is pretty fit. Any way we went for a run together, social distance and all that, I was in low HR zone 2, while she was in HR zone 4. We were really jogging slow, I think someone fast walking would have past us.
Now please understand I am not very good at running, I just run for health and fun and the odd charity event. My friend runs regular but has only just purchased a HR monitor.
Why wont her HR come down? its not just a one off, will the HR improve over time or does she have something wrong with her?