I'm just going to shuffle quietly back onto here and pretend I was never away!
What: 3.1m run
Why: Because enough was enough and it's time for a change!
Last rest: Nearly all of 2016
Last hard: Facing up to reality and getting the kit on and out of the door!
Lyrics: No (nothing changes)
My run was actually not as bad as expected. Tried to take it easy and pacing was all over the shop. My kit seems to have shrunk in storage though!
What is this "off the alchohol" of which you speak?
I hope you're all ok...I'm going to have a read back and see what's been happening.
Weather here is grim! Like many other places.
Love the early starts on here. My dogs have been behaving of late and not getting up till 6. Makes a change from the 0445-0500 wake up calls of a few weeks ago!
Thank you all for the messages!
Good news - I got home at about 1245. Had some lunch and promptly went to bed for a bit as had been up since 2am. They were quite happy that I hadn't had a seizure (very good news) and quite happy that there is no underlying cardiac condition. As I saw a different doctor I did mention that the previous one menioned the cardiac specialist but they were really happy with my heart readings and blood pressure etc.
It's quite common for blood pressure to drop when having a wee apparently and there is a name for it but I missed it. So the getting up from bed meant that BP to head was lower due to gravity. Coupled with this other thing meant not enough blood to head and fainting. Hopefully it is just a one off. They were happy to send me home and tell me to keep an eye on it. I'll certainly look at dizzy spells in a different way now!
All the more reason to pore over HR stats from future runs! Been told to take it easy but no need to stop doing anything. Will go for a few gentle 5k runs next week with a days rest between or something.
Going out for tea later as we had arranged to meet friends. No drinking though (Although I usually drive anyway). Not sure what to eat though...
I've been reading despite not posting. I'm still on a post event comedown and not really been doing anything. Loved the pictures yesterday from Don and well impressed with LMH's 32 mile run earlier in the week.
Today's update is brought to you from the "Majors" A&E section of the Royal Gwent Hospital. I got up in the night and completely blacked out in the toilet. I remember standing by the loo and feeling "swimmy", next thing I know I'm on the floor face down, one arm in the loo. Wife frantically calling me. I tried to get up apparently, sat down and then fell off other side of toilet. Had some spasms of arms and legs apparently...plus eyes rolling etc. So I've had a ride to hospital in an ambulance.
Bloods and ECG normal but HR at one point was down at 42 and my usual resting is around 60. They don't think was a seizure (good news) but am now in medical assessment unit and will need to see a cardiac specialist, due to my age and lack of history of anything like this. I know one or two of you have had cardiac things if I remember correctly? Hoping whatever this is will be manageable but also that they find out what it is.
I was planning a run this afternoon too! Was even considering park run tomorrow as well. Who knows what will happen next!
What: awaiting a verdict
Why: 35 year olds don't tend to fall down for no reason.
Last hard: This!
Last rest: could be ongoing.
Evening all, hope you haven't missed me too much. I gave up on Internet last week and enjoyed my holiday instead. Long story short, I took the whole week off. We had friends staying with us and just spent time together. Had some glorious weather.
LMH - weather here was horrid this morning and gorgeous now. Like 2 different days.
Dustin - sounds mega busy!
WP - sounds like a lucky weather escape!
Alehouse - ditto for you on the weather escape! I also enjoy your wisdom, as per LMH's comment.
Don - Looks awesome. Those views make the hills worth it I bet!
Emzap - great report! Well done!! Looks pretty tough!
Wabo - glad party was good. They are never easy or restful though are they?!
Chick - I'm not a beetroot fan but pretty indifferent to it! And I presume you meant "it" and not "I" with the intestinal comment!!!
OH - good miles! Sorry to hear about your Dad.
Weighed this morning for the first time in a few weeks. I've hovering around the 13st mark for about 2 months now without ever going under. 12st 13.6lbs! I'll take that after a week of no training and too much food and beer!
Out for run earlier, first of any exercise since the half-ironman last weekend. Decided to run 10k to see how I felt. I pushed a bit too hard on the hills on way back really, but felt good and quite strong. Appears to be no after effects from the race. Trying to decide what to enter next...There are still places in Cardiff HM but not sure if I want to do a big city race. Maybe I'll just enjoy training for a bit...
What: 6.2m moderate
Why: felt good.
Last hard: 1 week ago
Last rest: all of last week