Asked 8 years, 3 months ago

Is it safe to run on Ritalin?

Running on Ritalin

I am wondering about the effects of Ritalin, for Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, on heart rate and running performance. I coach adult runners and have a runner who tells me his heart rate was very high during his college cross-country training: 150 to 170 during an easy jog. I requested a physician’s clearance from him—am I being overly cautious?

Jim Bonaparte


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