heart beats too fast for pace

heart beats too fast for pace

Post by Bob Parn » Wed, 01 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Not being a doctor this can only be my
uneducated opinion.  One of the most common
reasons for above average heart-rates is
dehydration.  This can come from short or
long term conditions, i.e. you may have taken
in your regular amount of fluids that morning,
but over the past week you may have worked more
trained harder, overheated etc... which put
you behind in hydration.  

Having said that, I find my heart-rate will
vary at least +/- 10 bpm on some days with
no appearant cause.  Usually it seems that
I have not recovered from a bigger week of
training, not slept enough, gotten stressed
or maybe I'm fighting off a cold.

So personally I think these changes are normal
but I don't think you should ignore them.  If
your heart-rate is high - go slower.  This is
the purpose of wearing a monitor, if it never
gave you feedback to act on, what would be the
point.

And finally the obvious, if this persists or
your having any pain, or even if its been a
while since your last check up GO SEE A DOCTOR,

Cheers
Bob.

 
 
 

heart beats too fast for pace

Post by Al Hromja » Wed, 01 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Anyone know what might cause my heart rate to beat abnormally quickly while
> running for the pace i am going?  In other words, it beats 20-40 beats
> faster than it normally would at the pace i am covering.

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A newsgroup I found helpful:

sci.med.cardiology

There are many really sick people there, a few exercisers, and some
medical professionals that answer questions.

---Al Hromjak

 
 
 

heart beats too fast for pace

Post by John Bowe » Wed, 01 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Anyone know what might cause my heart rate to beat abnormally quickly while
running for the pace i am going?  In other words, it beats 20-40 beats
faster than it normally would at the pace i am covering.

  Here's my story.  This has happened about ten times in the last 2 years.
i go running, feel winded, so i slow down, or check my heart rate on my
heart rate monitor.  i note that my heart rate is rather elevated for my
pace (150 when it would normally be 130 or so at that pace).  i slow down
yet my heart rate remains elevated.  Today i slowed almost to walk, running
ten minute mile pace, and it remained around 160 bpm.  Normally at this pace
my heart rate would be around 130.  I run my 400 meter intervals at about
130 seconds, around 165-170 bpm rate, and have no problems.   I do not
consume caffeine, and drink *** rarely.

The elevated heart rate remains at rest (70-85 when normally around 50-58)
for  a couple of hours, and then it appears to return to normal.  Usually
the next day i have no problems running.  Today i took an atenolol, ate
oatmeal for breakfast, and drank some water.  Within two hours my heart rate
relative to my exertion was appropriate.

i am borderline hypertensive and have occasional preventricular
contractions.  i have had an echo stress test, EKG stress test, holter
monitor test performed.  None noted anything other than benign PVCs.   My
doctor prescribed 25 mg atenolol for the PVCs, when they bother me.  They
are more prevalant during stressful times.  No one has ever seen
tachycardia.  my heart rate never races while resting.  It has never risen
above 70-80 while resting.  Normal resting rate is around 52-58.

--
John Bowen



 
 
 

heart beats too fast for pace

Post by Alvin Comb » Wed, 01 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Do you have a low grade infection, such does you gum hurt or tooth ache
or some other sore point on your body, this will raise *** pressure
and pulse rate.

Quote:

> Anyone know what might cause my heart rate to beat abnormally quickly while
> running for the pace i am going?  In other words, it beats 20-40 beats
> faster than it normally would at the pace i am covering.

>   Here's my story.  This has happened about ten times in the last 2 years.
> i go running, feel winded, so i slow down, or check my heart rate on my
> heart rate monitor.  i note that my heart rate is rather elevated for my
> pace (150 when it would normally be 130 or so at that pace).  i slow down
> yet my heart rate remains elevated.  Today i slowed almost to walk, running
> ten minute mile pace, and it remained around 160 bpm.  Normally at this pace
> my heart rate would be around 130.  I run my 400 meter intervals at about
> 130 seconds, around 165-170 bpm rate, and have no problems.   I do not
> consume caffeine, and drink *** rarely.

> The elevated heart rate remains at rest (70-85 when normally around 50-58)
> for  a couple of hours, and then it appears to return to normal.  Usually
> the next day i have no problems running.  Today i took an atenolol, ate
> oatmeal for breakfast, and drank some water.  Within two hours my heart rate
> relative to my exertion was appropriate.

> i am borderline hypertensive and have occasional preventricular
> contractions.  i have had an echo stress test, EKG stress test, holter
> monitor test performed.  None noted anything other than benign PVCs.   My
> doctor prescribed 25 mg atenolol for the PVCs, when they bother me.  They
> are more prevalant during stressful times.  No one has ever seen
> tachycardia.  my heart rate never races while resting.  It has never risen
> above 70-80 while resting.  Normal resting rate is around 52-58.

> --
> John Bowen