Joe Volcano

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Runner's lie? Cheating rumors didn’t stop Robert Young – but something else did

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 08:02

He has uploaded a ton of data to Strava now if anyone wants to peruse...


is a particularly impressive session.

Runner's lie? Cheating rumors didn’t stop Robert Young – but something else did

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 20:48

He was running with a TomTom Runner 2 Cardio (or a pair of them) which records cadence as well as HR so it would be a fair bit of work to fake it but not impossible, and more likely the longer we wait to see it. Top cyclists upload rides from the continental tours almost as soon as they get off the bike at the end of the day. The Tour de Suisse had about 45 riders uploading I think including Alex Dowsett.

I think RY is going to take some painful lessons away from this. Do you know he didn't even tell his support team he had started for the first 2.5h? Hardly surprising there is scepticism.


Strange Sensations in Throat and Sternum Only When I run

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:05

Having spent years struggling with symptoms like that I would get a second opinion on the heart definitely. I did and proved that the negative test results they had given me before were wrong.

Problem is that sometimes it is hard to tell apart reflux from heart probs and medics still argue the toss with me about which episodes I had were which.

In the end I had a coronary calcium scan privately which nailed it. I was off the graph!

Symptons at the start of a run which ease later are a classic sign of 'walk through angina'.

I'm not a doctor of course...


Moving the goal posts

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:15

WADA pre-announce list additions each September to take effect from the following January. All sportsmen and women should be checking that list including looking at alternative names for each of their drugs. This is the same drug that Aregawi and some other Ethiopian runners have been busted for. Aregawi just said she don't know how it got into her. I'd put her response in the same category as Sharapova's myself.

I'd love to hear an update from Sharapova as presumably she now has an urgent need for a replacement angina/dodgy ECG drug, right?

jogging for boxing

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 10:11


Struggling to keep heart rate down

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 09:54

A good Polar strap propertly wetted under the cold water tap works fine straight out the door. The only time I get problems are if its very cold and windy and it dries out or I bend down (say to tie shoelaces, so always put trainers on first). Don't wait for it to work off sweat.

Great Scottish Run

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:44

Looks like the high pressure will just about hang on for us - just hope we don't get the early morning fog like wot I can see out my window now

Just completed my 1st 10k

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 16:34

If anything your race/training differential is quite small. Do most of your training at a pace where you could/can hold a conversation. In the race you should be breathing very hard, just on the edge of blowing up.

Strange HR reaction at first marathon

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:49

Most likely the stress of the earlier events you mention. Glad to hear you dad is ok.

Great Scottish Run

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:34

Stephen, that's true but that's for the HM runners. Like Carole I'm doing the 10k and she has it covered. Watch those extra hills if you're in the HM though.


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