For the last couple of years, I have just gone out and ran and biked and swam. Didn't pay a whole lot of attention to HR except to note it. (Didn't train by it)...
Highest I ever saw it was during my marathon run when it went up to 196 (I was 40 at the time). As time went on, I was able to run at a faster pace with that same generalized rate, 196 or so being max.
After taking time off, I lost some fitness and now I'm not quite back to that yet, but I've now had the HR up to 203 max in a couple of local 5K's I've done recently. I'm now almost 18 months older.
A cardiologist told me that max HR is just that, the highest your heart will beat and not really to stress if it was higher than others at your age. I'm just wondering how it seems to be increasing with age. Thoughts?