My Fenix 7 is pretty accurate. I use a Polar chest strap while running though. You are likely close to an average of 176, which is fast for most training for almost everyone. My lactate threshold is above 180 and max HR is north of 200, but most of my training is done between 139 and 155.I am via my garmin watch but no way it is accurate. It is saying average on run is 176.
Thanks for all the input guys.
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As a side note, if your average is 176 and you are pushing hard, your lactate threshold is probably about 176.
At first running slower is hard, I ignore speed and switched my measurements over to metric so I did not have an easy reference. Plus, I mentally make the challenge be holding the desired HR range. After breaking myself from over training for years, I also shifted the primary goal to being injury free. Running in lower HR zones really helps with this.I'm all for trying slower. I enjoy slower much more. My brain is the problem. It is the reason I quit running years ago. I always ran 5k training runs back then. But my brain thought I should be faster every day and that every day should be a new PR. And I just couldn't keep pushing myself that hard every day because it was not fun any more. I still want to push it every day. Do a little better every day. And I likely expect too much too soon. I'm only on about my 20th run since starting back. And I was running 0 zero miles until starting back. Working out, but not running. So i recognize that it is foolish to expect what I expect out of myself. My last 6 miles was a 8:50 average pace. I want it to be 8:00 and I want it yesterday. But I am going to take all the advice here, chill out, and slow down.
Edit: the Fenix 7 will give me low readings and is mot as accurate as I thought, but I have not seen a false high.