I have been a keen runner for a year or so now and completed two half marathons last year and was training for the full marathon this year. I am 38 yrs old. Recently I had been having bouts of light headedness and passing out. So off to the doctor I went. The end result a heart pacemaker implant to control my synoatrial block. After initially thinking it was the end of my life and a lot of emotional turmoil, I soon realised that there are people a lot worse off than me and I emerged more determined than ever to keep fit and shake the "poor me" attitude I had.
3 weeks after the operation and I was back on the pavements. 5 weeks on and I'm running 10k's with ease, admittedly at my wife's more relaxed pace. I'm not sure if my progress will be quick enough to make my Marathon in May, but I might manage the half marathon.
I'm keen to get in touch with any other runners out there with the same medical issues to share there progress and perhaps a little motivation and back patting
Yes, the 110 beeps on the mile marker. (I'm pretty sure this can be turned off). And it also has a backlight. I use my wife's watch, it has everything I need on it and is very user friendly. Simply attached to your pc and upload the data. The only problem with it is the fact it's grey and pink
Phones use AGPS (assisted gps) since the gps inside the phone is not strong enough it uses the network to assist plotting your position. Hence the inaccuracy of the apps. They are fine for a casual, just out for a jog while keeping track of distance type runner. But for more accurate,detailed progress and stats, a dedicated gps device is a must.