Hi guys and girls
I have just started running. I have been road cycling for 3 years and average a HR OF 158-168BPM over any distance and pace. I ran this morning for only the 3rd time. I ran 1 mile at 8.47 but my HR averaged 171Bpm ????
I am 29, 75Kgs and relatively fit and eat ok. Is this a normal HR? I consider myself to have a high HR anyway
For most people it is true that their run HR is 10bpm higher than cycling, however, it is not always true; my background is similar to yours as a good cyclist, and initially my run was poor and had a much higher heart rate, however, as I have developed my muscles better for running, I find that my run and cycle HR is pretty much identical, in fact, I can probably sustain a higher HR while cycling.
It sounds like you have pretty good base fitness, put some time into running and you will find that you get much faster and your HR will come down
Just a word of caution, because you are pretty fit, your run will get faster before your body can adapt to the stress of running, as a result you could suffer knee, ankle, foot,thigh injuries, to avoid this, make sure you ramp your runs gradually