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4/2/09 1:01 P

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Not quite sure I get your question. If your allergies are playing up, then yes, your HR will be higher than is would otherwise be because your body is working harder to get air in, and get the oxygenated blood to the muscles. If your allergies aren't affecting you then everything should be where it should be.

I run and cycle and 90% of the time I'll have my HRM with me. I also suffer from allergic asthma (trees, grass, mould so that's basically spring-fall). If I race/train and my allergies flare up I'll get slower at a particular HR. Whether I burn more cals or not I don't know, I would have to say no because I go slower to compensate for the allergies.

If you're a beginner runner then you have to start SLOW. Especially with asthma too. Check out the Couch to 5k program at the site - it's how I started and now I run 10k/Half Marathons. If you need more running help swing by the "Rookie Runners" group and ask away.

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4/2/09 7:48 A

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I know that I use a Polar one for my wrist and I have a higher heart rate anyway. Most of the time my resting rate is close to 100 but the heart doctor told me that if I stayed consistently over 130 would be when I would do damage to my heart and come back to see him immediately if I did. As it is I have to see him once a year as it is just for the heart rate.

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4/2/09 12:59 A

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Just wondering if anyone notice differences in theri walk or runs when the use a HR monitor. I'm often not sure if sometime my HR is higher due to weather allergies etc (aka my asthma.) OR if anyone has a hard time learning to run a full mile and controllingtheri asthma (while you may be able to walk a full mile just as fast as someone who runs)

How does Asthma effect Heart Rate or overall workout? Are asthmatics working harder or burning more calories...sometimes it just has to feel like more than airway constriction!

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