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Sensitive runners collapsing

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:59

Angiogram sounds invasive. No way a medical peep but surely you start with less invasive tests unless there is an indication to the contrary. If they deemed a scan suitable before they ballsed it up then surely it still us.

Only logic I can see is that they are going straight to the Angiogram as due to balls up they don't want you to have a scan that turns out to be inconclusive and then you have to have an angiogram anyway. Meanwhile clock is ticking and cynically I wonder if they have targets to hit in terms of referral to diagnosis.

Could I ever enjoy running?!

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 18:02
I covered that Sussex Runner by saying even if running with others it is still fundamentally a solo activity!

Could I ever enjoy running?!

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:27
Ian M wrote (see)
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
You wouldn't wear an MP3 while making love would you? 

/Makes note for next time.

Running = fundamentally solo activity even if running with others therefore headphones appropriate in certain circumstances

Making love = not fundamentally solo activity therefore headphones inappropriate.

Mind you following from Sussex Runner logic if you hate making love then you could wear headphones to transmit this message to your partner to save an awkaward conversation! I can see this solution in the problem pages already.

Salutations from other runners.

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 20:37

I was warned 'Watch out George is about'. Unfortunately I had no idea who George was and still don't. I suspect it was a wind up!

Do you acknowledge other runners?

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 20:33

It depends on

- who it is?

- how knackered I am?

- what kind of run it is?

- what kind of mood I am in?

Sometimes I will acknowledge and they won't, sometimes they will acknowledge and I won't and sometimes we will both acknowledge.

I have to admit I don't really give it a great deal of thought though!

7 Micromorts - Your chances of death in a marathon!

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 11:56
Big_G wrote (see)
I caught up on this last night after seeing this thread.

I found it interesting, but I confess I didn't fully understand. In the bit that said that you'd better enjoy running if you run for 30mins, is he saying that running offers no micromort benefit because you only gain back what you put in? I.E., if you chose to lay on the sofa instead of going for the 30min run you'd be better off (this is presuming that laying on the sofa is 'less risky' than going for a run).

I understood this to mean that on average a 30 minute run would lead to a 30 minute longer life. However for some it would mean a 27 minute longer life and some a 33 minute longer life.

Also I wasn't clear that there weren't cumalative benefits and what the benefits were of running longer.

Finally although as Lenin said 'Quantity has a quality all its own' you have to look at quality of life versus length. I would far rather live to 80 and be healthy until not far from the end than live to 90 but only be healthy until 80.

Bronchitis - running advice?

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 11:48

Glad to hear you listened when I heard someone had died there I immediately thought of you.

What next?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 18:24


Craigerrs wrote (see)

Cross-country? I know it's cross-country season and it's one of the funnest events I think.

Apologies for ignorance but always think of Cross Country as a school event! I loved it at school and was actually quite good at it!

 How do I find out more?

Is this to be expected?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 17:38

I would try a Bridge to 10k training plan so that you can structure your training. Here is an example of one but don't be afraid to run and walk to build up the distance.

Each workout includes a 5 minute warmup walk and 5 minute cooldown walk Week 1 Duration: 53 min.
Run 10 min/walk 1 min Repeat x 4. Week 2 Duration: 57 min.
Run 15 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 3. Week 3 Duration: 63 min.
Run 17 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 3. Week 4 Duration: 66 min.
Run 18 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 3. Week 5 Day 1: Duration: 55 min. Run 22 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 2.Day 2: Duration: 61 min. Run 25 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 2.Day 3: Duration: 71 min. Run 30 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 2. Week 6 Duration: 70 min.
Run 60 min.

What next?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 17:30

Did first HM a week ago and now need to work out what next. I don't think I am the kind of person that can just run without a training plan and specific target.

I had thought about trying for a Marathon and doing the do a Marathon before I turn 40 malarkey but would need to find one that is predominantly off road. It was Aviemore HM I did and loved first 7 miles on tracks/paths but last 6 on the road were a killer on my back/pelvis (longstanding issue).

Was thinking about focussing on 5k over the winter as have two Parkruns local to me then revisiting in New Year. However concerned if then decide to do another HM or even find a suitable Marathon for later in the year (don't turn 40 till near end of year) I will have lost ability to run longer distances and be back to square 1 as it were.

So any bright ideas? Any events you would reccommend?

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