I've been running properly for about 5 years now, have completed 4 marathons, several halfs, lots of 10ks and even more 5 milers. I run 4-5 times per week and have always done keep fit classes on top, 2-3 per week. Recently I started getting palpitations which leave me unable to run properly, my heart absolutely pounds out of my chest even over a short distance and even at (for me) a relatively slow pace of 10.30 per mile. I don't smoke, I drink moderately and I'm not overweight. I've always been very fit and healthy. However, I'm a woman of a certain age, 49 on Thursday. Has this happened to anyone else and what was the outcome? I've been to see my GP and he's referred me to a cardiologist because of a family history of heart disease but I'd like to know if anyone else has experience the same thing and if the cause was something less sinister which is what I'm hoping for. Thanks guys.
You're right Wilkie, I was thinking about the generic training schedules you can just print off RW, not the Smartcoach ones. I tried the Excel route but couldn't make it work but I copied and pasted to a Word document and was able to adjust the table and font size and that's worked fine. Thanks for the tip - don't know why I didn't think of that myself!
It's really irritating isn't it. Like the Excel idea though, might give that a go. I must say, I prefered the old Smartcoach schedules which gave you pace times etc for each of your runs. I don't like the new ones which just say "run hard" or run fairly hard" - I need specifics to aim for. Anyone else feel the same?
This problem has occurred before - I input my details in Smartcoach to print off a schedule - click on the 'view printable version', have to input the details again but then can't print off the schedule without all the associated comments and the schedule print being so small I can barely read it. This has happened before and apparently there was a 'print icon' missing or something. Is it me - or has anyone else had the same problem. It's not the comments I'm bothered about, I can throw those pages away (not particularly 'green' I know) but more the fact that the font is sooo tiny. Help anyone at Runners World.