New to running... advice please

Rocinante

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I've just started running recently and have been building up very slowly because I have achilles tendon issues (currently in remission). I'm a 44 year old male, main sport is cycling so wanted to add another sport to help boost my fitness in general because I can't cycle as much as I want to.

I'm currently doing 4.5km distances and hoping that my next run will be just over 5km!

I am monitoring my heart rate and I am finding this quite high - averaging 155 or so. Is this too high? Will I adapt and my heart rate start to drop eventually (as it has done with cycling) or is this too fast for my current state and should I reduce the pace - which is difficult as I am already running quite slowly - currently around 6.20-6.30/km?

Thoughts /advice welcome please.
 
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