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Noob Runner - High Heart Rate
I was a pretty avid cyclist last year and got into some great shape by the time my season dwindled down. I'm a 23 year old male, and I just started running for the first time in my life about a week ago. Tonight was my fourth run since I started. It was on a treadmill at the Y.
30 Minute Run
Anyway, I'm concerned that I may be pushing too hard. On my run tonight, I wasn't out of breath at all. I was calmly breathing through my nose the whole time, focused on my thoughts. When I finally snapped too, I realized my HR was at 183. At one point, it hit 192 and the overall average was 182.
According to the formula, my max HR is 197... which means my avg was at 93% of my max. That seems way too high to me. But again, I wasn't really tired or out of breath.
Should I be concerned? Should I be deliberately slowing myself down?
Please help a total noob!
P.S. I also just got my HR monitor a few days ago. I have nothing to base this workout's readings on.