Our expert says:
Not sure, perhaps you just have a naturally low heart rate. Are you talking about 60% of a "maximum"? And how is that maximum measured? Point is, it's difficult to play by numbers when half of them are guess-work. So my advice is that you don't worry about the numbers, but rather just get the distance or time under you.
Once you get fitter, then you'll find that it's easier to lift the heart rate and then this won't be as much of a problem. But don't get trapped into playing by the numbers here - the heart rate monitor is useful if you use it to monitor how your training is going and not worrying about these standards and measures and so forth. Focus on fitness, get fitter and you'll see progress on all fronts.
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