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PRAHLY
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1/19/13 4:32 P

yes i heard that about treadmills i prefer running outdoors but we have snow at the mo thankyou for your reply you could be right cos i dont normally bother taking water where as on the treadmill i drink loads i will start taking water with me and see how it goes thankyouuuuuuu



ARCHIMEDESII
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1/19/13 3:45 P

Here's the dirty little secret about treadmills. They do some of the work for you. So, it's not surprizing that you feel more winded when you're outside. That's because YOU'RE doing the work. When you're on a treadmill, the belt is giving you a little tug that's helping you along.

Also, if you're feeling a little nauseous outside, that may be a result of dehydration. When you're on the treadmill, you've probably got some water right there. Unless you're bring water with you when you run, the dry winter air might be causing you to dehydrate faster than you think. If so, bring water with you when you run outside OR make sure you're drinking enough before and after so that you aren't feeling a bit dizzy.

Try not to worry. You really are doing just fine. As you continue to practice running, you'll feel more confident about what your body can and can't do.




PRAHLY
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1/19/13 3:39 P

thankyou for your replies i felt fine at 185 i wasnt really out of breath but sometimes when i run outdoors ive been so tired out ( after a long hill for example ) that ive felt a little sick and it just made me wonder how high my rate must have been to feel like that if i was ok at 185 im scared of damaging my heart or having a heart attack or something ! im only 31 and dont have any heart probs or anything in the family but its putting me off now :(



ARCHIMEDESII
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1/19/13 3:33 P

PRAHLY,

Don't worry about your heart rate being too high when you run. Some people do have naturally high heart rates. Don't assume you have to be a certain "number" to be fit or healthy.

How do you feel when you push your HR ? Do you feel any physical distress ? If you don't feel any physical distress, then you'll be fine. Our hearts are remarkable. As long as you don't have any pre-existing heart conditions, there is no reason you can't push your heart rate into the higher zones. Also, don't assume that you have to push into higher zones to get a good workout too.

Here's the thing, while max HR is determined by subtracting your age from 226 (it's 220 for men), that's just a rough guideline. The fitter a person is, the higher your max HR can go.

What to do ? As long as you aren't in any physical distress when you're pushing yourself, don't worry. Like I said, your heart can do amazing things. Also, the HR numbers on treadmills aren't always accurate. Take any reading with a grain of salt.






SP_COACH_NANCY
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1/19/13 3:31 P

Hi,

Heart rates vary greatly and as long as you felt fine (no dizziness, chest pain) and feel fine, you should be OK. Studies have actually shown that measuring one's activities via rate of perceived exertion (link article link below) is just as accurate, if not more so, at determining intensity of the exercise you are doing.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1044


Coach Nancy



PRAHLY
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1/19/13 3:23 P

i started running a couple of months back and ive gone from not being able to run for 1 min to running for 40 without stopping , however my sister just bought a treadmill which has a heart rate monitor and now im worried my heart rate is too high ;( its about 160 for most of the time but for the last minute i pushed the speed up and it went to 185 ! i feel perfectly fine but after looking at a few heart rate calculators it seems to high ? does anybody know about such things ?



 
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