So I nearly completed W2R1, but I was wearing a heart rate monitor and was a bit alarmed to see my heart rate up at 224bpm, (theoretical max heart rate around 180bpm) so decided it was best to go back to walking and abandon the run. During week 1 I was around 190bpm max.
I am a 41 year old female, no health problems other than being 2st overweight and not very fit. So far I've found the runs to be doable, apart from getting very sweaty I'm not really too much out of breath and feel comfortable.
Do you think I should take note of this and try and keep my heart rate under a certain level, or just carry on as long as I'm feeling good?