I am a 29yr old female who usually runs 3-5 miles a day 5 times a week. Recently I have been have trouble running 1 mile. My heart rate goes to about 220 after only a few minutes of running.
My resting heart rate is usually 60, but any time of minimal excercise increases in significantly. I'm concerned if I should continue running? I have had some left sided chest discomfort for a few days, and my doctor believes it is just from my hypertension, usually 150/90 to 170/100. She wants me to take medication for my hypertension, but doesn't seem concerned about my heart rate. My doctor ran an EKG that was normal, but ran no other test. I'm wondering if my hypertension is what could be causing my heart rate to increase. I have had slight hypertension for atleast 4 years, but never the high heart rate during excercise.