I'm part way through C25K - just completed Week 5 with a 20 minute run.
At age 62 I think I need to be careful not to overdo it, and I watch my heart rate as I am running on a Garmin Forerunner 235.
I've read on the Web that at my age 158 bpm is my recommended Max HR, and that I should aim to be around 65% to 75% of my Max HR whilst exercising. 65 - 75% of 158 bpm being around 103 - 119 bpm. To me that seems ridiculously conservative?
Today when I ran 20 minutes for the first time, it felt comfortable, and I averaged 5.7 mph with an average heart rate of 144 bpm and a max of 164 bpm. Whenever my HR went above 148 bpm I would slow down to bring it back down.
Although I am overweight with a BMI around 29 and 140 over 90 blood pressure, according to the Garmin my aerobic fitness is excellent (V02 max of 45), and I had an ultrasound heart scan last year which showed my heart function as "perfect".
Just wondering if there are others in a similar to position to me, and if they have thoughts or experiences they would like to share?