Got 15min today with a heart rate around 140bpm but did have a few spikes up to 165bpm but dropped down to 140ish quickly though. I know its not 20min yet but I think I'm making progress.
ETA: I'm not having all the symptoms I did in my first post. No more burning sensation. No more feeling like my heart is going to burst. Feels more like a workout now.
Last edited by D-RAS03; 03-12-2012 at 02:44 PM.
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You really shouldn't be concentrating so much on your heart rate. Just run "at pace" for "X-minutes".
So whatever your pace is and for however long you run, just make sure you can finish as fast as you start. And no stopping and resting. If you can't finish at the pace you start, you are simply starting at too fast of a pace.
The minimum time I'd set would be 20-minutes. Try to run at least that long at a steady pace. Once that gets easy, either increase your time, your pace, or both.
It's going to take a while. Be patient. Be consistent.
Hey D-RAS03, if I were you, I'd slow it down. Like others have said, you want to keep it at about 20 minutes, and increase the intensity/distance you travel (assuming you're running). If you're just trying to get cardiovascular health, I mean, you can do circuit training, which will definitely help.
Otherwise, if you're training for running, go out and get 1 mile done as fast as possible, post here how it goes and I'll give suggestions on where to go from there. (I ran xc and spring and winter track every season throughout high school)
I watch my heart closely as it does get kinda high so I slow my pace to slow my heart rate. I'm just worried about having to high of a heart rate. Is that something I really shouldn't worry about and just keep trying to hit 20min? Also keep in mind I'm not pushing myself as hard as you guys think but the heart does go up high.
Figure I'll give an update. My heart rate from just sitting on the couch at times above 100bpm. Now I'm seeing 60-75bpm. Doing 20min of cardio. I haven't upped the time yet but my heart rate stays between 125-150bpm. Used to in the beginning at worst I was hitting 190bpm.
Right now I feel crippled with terrible heart health. Sounds just like what you described in 1st post. It races if I run up stairs. Going from training 6 two min round skipping, 6 two mins on bags and then lots of sparring to being less fit than an 80 Y/o. Not a nice place to be.
Anyways, just keep wourking hard and youll get there. Good luck.