got my garmin last week & ran this morning. average heart rate 171bpm. max hr recorded 183bpm (may have been drinking or talking at that point)
anyways, am 43 so wondered if this was ok.
It just seems quite high & every time I looked at my watch it seemed to indicate late 170s. the run was ok, not overly hard, but not easy either. just a steady effort run. no big hills to conquer today
am I right in thinking that the more breath I get in the lower my heart rate will be? its just that I tried the belly breathing technique that carolec talked about & that gave me stitch!
any advice appreciated.