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My apologies for not understanding you correctly.
Beta blockers will definately prevent you from reaching maximum heart rate and will have a negative effect on cardio-vascular output. This in turn means that you will not be able to perform as well as what you would without using the beta blocker. You will definately find it easier to run if you stop taking the beta blocker. You should however, only stop taking the medication, once you have spoken to your doctor. A good alternative will be an anti-hypertensive drug from the calcium channel blocker family, like Norvasc.
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