I've had high BP for a few years which is kept under control by medication. My doc is very supportive of my running and general fitness levels and reckons it'd be much worse if I wasn't so fit.
I had reason to see a cardio consultant (not to do with my BP) a couple of weeks ago and whilst he changed my meds slightly saw no reason to do anything more dramatic. I'd stopped running for a few weeks, but he gave me the all clear to start again. He also told me that i could do a marasthon in early December that i was planning to. He mentioned that the only real danger is if your arteries are restricted, but used some wonderful logic that as I'd already ran 2 marathons this year, its unlikely to apply to me.
He also kept me of beta blockers as he said that I'd never be able to get out of bed as my heart rate would be soooo low.
I'd say don't worry too much, its probably just precautionary whilst they sort out your meds and if not then go and see a specialist. Once they have your meds sorted it shouldn't affect you too much.
Go for it - I have signed up for the one day and have, so far, never run more than 13.1 miles.
I am expecting to cross the finish line right on the cut off time but I WILL cross the line in time. Yes you need the physical fitness but I think this has a huge chunk of mental strength needed. I love the dark, I love running alone and i am great in my own company!
Yes its alot of money but sometimes I have paid £40 for a half marathon with not nearly as much support as this. It is my biggest race for next year and paid for hotels rooms as well but I think the experience for a first ultra is well worth it.
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Wow Jennifer, you really have got balls haven't you. Respect .