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12 Feb 2013

HEART RATE :&amp  RUNNING
I really want to train to run a 5km in a month''s time. However, after just running for a minute on the treadmill, the machine throws up a " high heart rate"  warning. Running at 7km/hr on an incline of 2. question, if my legs still feel ok, can I run through this warning or must I slow down till my heart rate settles and then increase it again. At this rate, i will take an hour to finish 5km :-( Urgent advice needed please
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Bernie,

Let's hope that there's nothing wrong technically with the treadmill :)
Secondly, training for 5km run should be atleast 6 weeks before the race.

To confirm if your heart rate is an issue, I agree with the previous reply regarding the Karvonen method: 220 - your age, in determining your maximum heart rate, therefore you should not exceed this maximum heart rate.

Remember to pace yourself with speed, incline and time. Increase a 1km run every week.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Habib
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