Speedgal> I too am not typical ... (and a correction)
of the high b/p profile. I am 5'8'' and currently about 150 lbs (although I'd like to lose 15-20 lbs). I don't have any of the other factors for high b/p either.
Anyway, my heart rate has dropped some with my b/p, but nothing of great significance. Now for the correction ... I'm taking an ACE inhibitor ... Runner's World (April 2001) says that there are few side affects except possible post run lightheadedness. They advise to cool down properly.
Thanks for your input. I appreciate it a lot!