Runs (as in Running)
Thursday, September 03, 2009
My blood pressure has dropped significantly after I started running. Before the pressure was an average of 124/80; somtimes higher (131/80), sometimes lower (121/76) but never under the magic number of 120/xx. For the last week or so, it has averaged 114/(71-63). The only change I have made in years is to add running to my daily workouts; sometimes running 2x a day.
I average from 3 to 7 miles a day. I run for 2 days, then take a day off. After a run, I will do my normal weight lifting workout: 3 sets for strength building, 3 sets of strength/hypertrophy, three sets of hypertophy or 3 sets of 5 reps at 90% of 1 rep max; 3 s 10-14 r's at 70% 1 rep max; and finish with 3 s 40 r at 25 - 35 % 1 rep max 1, 2, or 3 body parts each workout.....
That drop is wonderful news....I have been running on the border of high blood pressure for some time now. It is comforting to see it drop.