I'm reasonably fit, I run and cycle fairly regularly (at least 10k run total a week and 40k cycle) as well as some weightlifting (3x a week, currently running GSLP).
My running schedule usually consists of:
- 5K race once a week (parkrun).
- 5-10k endurance 'jog' (very comfortable pace).
- 40mins interval/hill-repeats.
This weekend I did a 14k run for the first time at a comfortable jogging pace. I have done 6-7 10k runs in the last 6 months but had got some energy gels and wanted to push to a higher number with a view to doing a half-marathon next year. My 5k race pace is 5:10min/km and my 10k relaxed pace is 6:20min/km
I also recently invested in a heart-rate monitor (HRM) from Wahoo fitness (I have also checked its data against another HRM to confirm my findings). I used it on this run and knowing my maximum measured heart rate (from interval training) as 200...
Surely something is wrong? I could have happily continued running for at least another 5k.
Question: Would continuing to train at this intensity on my endurance runs eventually lead to a reduction in AvgHR?