Joe Volcano

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Stress Test (ECG)

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:28

Why are you trying to get a private one, is it because you are curious but have no symptoms? Just asking. I have had several at BUPA but as part of a package, you could try calling them and see if they could quote you for just a stress test, or try Spire Hospitals and do the same. Some sports venues may be worth a shot, I live in Glasgow and happen to know you can get one at Hampden for £120

and they have a cardiology professor on the team to do the interpretation.

Usually if you do a VO2max test they will hook you up to an ecg too but you may not have someone fully qualified to interpret it so not a good route in this case. I got a VO2max test with ecg at UEA for £50 once but not sure they do it anymore.


Worse film

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 19:13
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

I see none of you have ever watched "On Deadly Ground". Starring what can only have been the reanimated corpse of Steven Seagal.

Any film starring Steven Seagal is equal worst film ever.

But Eyes wide shut is superb (apart from Tom Cruise's acting but that isn't really the main attraction of the film...)


When is your bed time

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:10

About 10.15 to 10.30. But I sleep very lightly and in the summer up here in Scotland I am often awake before 4am!

Is it just me.................................

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:17

I'm glued to the tv all afternoon. Last couple of days have been brilliant. I thought Quintano was going to come back one more time at the finish yesterday.

Warfarin - Generally speaking can you still run etc on it?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 11:35

I'm on Warfarin for life now and my cardiologist and rehab team had no issues with me running whilst on it. Can't see any reason why they should, either.

However I did have one nasty fall when my shin got caught by a loose manhole cover and got cut very badly and it wasn't fun without any clotting so had to go straight to A&E to get it looked at. Other than that, no probs at all.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 08:02

UTC, glad you enjoyed it. I watched the first two laps half way up Gt George St and it seemed to me the mens field was already well broken up by lap 2.

It was great having the roads closed again like they were for the West End festival recently, perhaps they should have one of those permanent 'no cars on Sunday schemes'?

Scottish Runners

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:01

Morning all, looks like the bike race is going up Gt George St, that should be good to watch I get out of breath just walking up it.

Shoe Fitting Glasgow Any Suggestions

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 20:22

I usually use Achilles Heel but its only about 100 yards from my house ...

But any shop you go to will charge a bit more than buying online and I don't know anything current as cheap as £55.

'Running Bhoy' was working at Sweatshop at Anniesland, does he still work there? hasn't been on here for a while.

Sweatshop Glasgow

How To Improve My 5K Time 17:04

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:42

Does Thursday consist of running around a track? If so move that to some grass somewhere. You should be able to improve considerably just be adding one or two more steady runs  given the small amount of aerobic mileage. Don't go mad and try to increase it all at once mind.

Nagging pain in my right shin a couple inches above my ankle

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 19:51

I've had some minor shin problems the last month and dealt with it by icing for a couple of days and cutting out all long runs and speed work and switched to doing all runs on grass. I had a bad deep ache in both bones for 2-3 evenings which subsided and gradually it has improved. After 4.5 weeks I am almost better I think, but still being cautious. However if the pain was continually needing icing and was as bad as yours is I would by now have concluded that further resting was needed. I read some articles on 'can you still run with shin splints' and one of them recommended a graded reduction in mileage where you keep on cutting it back gradually until the pain subsides.



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