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How Fast Can I Run Without Doing Damage to My Heart?

by Mike
(Afghanistan)

Hi my name is Mike,
I run on the machine of running, so fast, is it risky for my heart or not? Sometimes my heart's heartbeat is going up to 140 or 145 ... Is it okay or not, and what is the normal heartbeat for a heart...?


Answer by Dominique:


Hi Mike,
Thanks for your running training question. Doing regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart.






Your heart is a muscle. It pumps blood through your body. By running, by making your heart work, you make your heart stronger so that with each beat it is able to pump more blood through your body.

Your heartbeat of 140 to 145 while running does not sound excessive. Depending on your age, this may even be low.

When in rest your heart rate is anywhere from low 30s (superathletes like Lance Armstrong) to 80 or so, with, I think, 50-70 being the range most people have.

When you want to learn more about use of your heart rate while running, I would recommend checking out the following pages:

Heart Rate Monitor Training

Heart Rate Monitor Training according to Zoladz

Heart Rate Monitor Training according to Karvonen

Maximum Heart Rate

Rest Heart Rate

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Hope this helps.
Best of luck.
Cheers,
Dominique

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