Running at 132BPM… Is that NORMAL or CRAZY WIERD?

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I have a question from an athlete that is new to heart rate training. He went out for his first run with his new heart rate monitor. When he got home he noticed that his heart rate was only 132bpm. He’s worried that he might be going too slowly to get any fitness benefit from his run.

This gives me a chance to explain some of the information covered in the Heart Rate Training chapter of my book.

What do you think about a heart rate of 132bpm during a run?