I am at a stage in my running where I want to be, but where in the past I have become injured or ill and forced into taking rest. So do I take regular periods of rest to allow my body to become deconditioned?
Finally I have found some time to update my blog I think the build up to Christmas and the New Year meant that I had little time to put pen to paper (or whatever we should now say….fingers to keyboard perhaps?) This wasn’t helped by my taking over the reins of Club Secretary for my … Continue reading Forging Ahead!
Okay....I have fallen out of love………. …..with trail running. Well, to be honest I wouldn’t say I have fallen out of love, but struggling to get out into the hills at the moment. This isn’t helped by my decision (on medical grounds) to stop running marathon distance and above. I still love the idea of … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to run trail marathons and ultras!
Regrets, I had a few, but then again too few to mention……. I found myself singing that Frank Sinatra classic (as much as I hate it!) whilst running the other day after taking the decision to quit running marathons. My recent heart problems had been a major factor in my decision. However I couldn’t face the … Continue reading No regrets!
My health has led me to evaluate my race calendar and goals after a period of reflection!
Cardiac Arrest...........Heart Failure............ Those two words always sound so terminal. The terms mean that the heart has stopped beating due to an 'electrical fault' with the signals the heart received to instruct it to beat. Heart of the problem My race diary for this year was quite busy with races planned every month to the … Continue reading One step forwards……….
I mentioned in my profile that I have been diagnosed with 'Long QT Syndrome'. Now is maybe a good point to explain what that is and what it means. Basically it is the result of what you might class as a 'faulty electrical signal to the heart' Apparently it only appears in 1 in every … Continue reading Heart to Heart
Last week I had the 'pleasure ' of undertaking a 'Bruce Protocol' test. This is a commonly used, treadmill based exercise test used in the evaluation of cardiology patients.