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Heart palpitations

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:10

Any updates Jen?

Illness before races

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:38

I have noticed that people who are fairly sedentary catch colds and chest infections more than others. The theory is that less air movement in the lungs allows the infection(s) to thrive. Also after a period of heavy training you are going to be a bit run down, which is why you taper. So the 'easing off' period causing the cold could be true?

So the answer is to try different approaches, try still doing some short sharp efforts during the taper to keep the lungs working, possibly swimming (I hate swimming!).

Keep your protein intake up and consider multi-vitamins and minerals with zinc and iron in them or any other immune system boosting theories.

Good luck!

Lighting the way

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:23

Exposure Joystick; these are pricey but worth it, they are multi-purpose you can clip them to a cycle helmet or use a head band (I do both!). They last for years, even with heavy use and the light lasts for 12 hours on low, they are pretty durable as well if you drop them. They have an SOS mode to 'flash' for help. Very lightweight. The beam on high is as powerful as a car headlight  Happy nights!

Colonic Irrigation

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:21

One thing is for sure having chemo is shit, I did not realize that it stopped you doing so  However there is a good news cancer story about, hopefully this will put a smile on your face

weight gain after a long run

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:26
literatin wrote (see)

Because your body is retaining water to help repair your muscles. Also, yes it does happen to other people too, and no, there is no point preventing it as it is just water and not 'real' weight gain. And you can help by drinking plenty of water the next day to help flush it all out. I would not bother with the strict dieting part; just eat as normal.

+1 (You took the words right out of my keyboard!)

Beetroot Juice

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:24

Lance who?  

Beetroot Juice

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:52

As above, the only thing I noticed after taking it was red wee! But 'the myth' says it is good stuff, so it must be good!


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:37

A chap called Fred Lorz (a bricklayer who trained at night) achieved 4th in the Boston Marathon and decided to enter the Olympics (1904 I think) he succumbed to the heat after 9 miles and jumped into a car that broke down. He went to the start to collect his clothes and was quickly marshaled to the podium to collect his gold medal! The Presidents daughter presented the laurel wreath before it was realised what had happened Fred said he went through with it for a joke; the officials were not impressed. A lifetime ban was imposed before the other competitors pointed out that he waved at them as he passed in the car, his story was accepted 

Meanwhile the eventual winner Tom Hicks was having a bad day and went bang at 19 miles. His 'handler' a dodgy Doctor gave him a milligram of Strychnine in egg whites after another mile Tom (who was exhausted and dehydrated) collapsed again and was given another milligram this time in Brandy! He crossed the line barely conscious and nearly died. When Fred's game was realised Tom was brought to the award ceremony still barely aware of what was happening! Toms time was 3h 28m 

His 'Dr' said that Tom could have been beaten by three of the other competitors. They could have beaten Tom with, "proper care" pointing out that, "medication is of much benefit to athletes on the road" before saying that, "warm sponges are better than cold ones" !!!!!

From "The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories" by Les Woodland



Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:19

Were you hopping for a better day?


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 14:40

An article about Ibuprofen and other NSAID's during exercise

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