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  • Hi everyone. Good to see some life back in this thread and the progress people are making. I've just been posting in Clubhouse asking for advice on alternatives to marathons as I felt a little down last weekend after all my friends ran the local m…
  • The feedback from the doctors was anything up to half marathon or Olympic distance tri's. The surgeon has done 8 or 9 marathons so knew what he was talking about, but I couldn't really get any more detail than that. I think the problem is that they …
  • Okay Ric, fair point. I commend your actions and thank you for being that person that helped (absolutely no sarcasm intended). A person I know collapsed last year in a marathon and if it weren't for the fact that the guy literally right behind her w…
  • RicF wrote (see) So you waited until your 40's before starting this lot. HM's, cyclosportives, multi day cycling events, triathlons, adventure races etc, you get the picture Yes... I don't think playing games with the doctors words helps he…
  • Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I was thinking along those same lines with the Ultra's in that I didn't see it as a stupid question because of the lowered heartrate etc, I just thought that it would come across as taking the mickey.  "Thank…
  • Wow. 11 years since the last post ! I'm on verap and argenin (need to check that last one) and they don't affect my running. Unfortunately. I would have loved something that made me faster. If your doctor tells you that you can't run then ask …
  • Thanks MrM2. Don't get too discouraged by the times. At the moment I'd give my right leg for a sub 25min 5 km.   30 minutes on the turbo today. First time in weeks, but it felt like I'd never cycled in my life. I also got approval today for my…
  • Hi all, I haven't posted here since I was told I needed another operation as I've not been on best form. For the record, my lump was about the size of a golfball implanted a little way under the skin. Anyway I had the operation on Monday and now…
  • I was back with the surgeon today for my check up. He thinks that the swelling is due to damage to the artery and that it'll need a follow up op to repair it. Hopefully that''ll be in about 6 weeks. Oh bugger. He also said to back off on the t…
  • Hi helzbelz (is that an AC/DC reference ? ? ), don't worry too much at the moment, but check your heart rate to see if it's stable. You're bound to feel weak as your heart is still recovering. There's a lot of internal scarring and swelling after th…
  • Thanks Michael, I'm hoping that this is about as bad as it gets and now that I'm back training it will all sort itself out again. My only concern is that I can't do the volumes that I was doing previously, but I hope that this will start to ramp. …
  • Happy Birthday Michael, glad to hear it went well. Sorry Howard that it's not going well. Hopefully it will all get sorted soon.   Good to see everybody back, it had all gone very quiet for a while. To expand on what Dustboy was saying, my RHR…
  • VDOT52 wrote (see) What a dic. Was that aimed at me ? I was just pointing out that what the organisers are offering is worthless. If it was race that sold out each year then fair enough. Sorry Kattefjeas, it wasn't particular aimed at you…
  • After my 3 mile run last Tuesday I didn't stop aching until Saturday. I honestly felt worse than I did after a marathon. Out again tonight and I struggled to do 2 1/2 miles at 10 min pace. Bit depressed really as I don't know if it's just lack of …
  • I ran tonight for the first time since Christmas. However I'm not sure that it could actually be described as running. I did 3 miles slow, the first 1 1/2 miles with the group I normally run with and I felt like I'd never ran in my life. Ah well…
  • Kattefjaes wrote (see) http://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com/faq/ "After the 16th February cut-off date, you cannot transfer your place. Similarly to other major marathons, up until the 9th April (the day before the race), upon receipt of yo…
  • I'm really jealous of you all. I've ran it the last couple of years and entered it last October, but have been injured since Christmas and only just back into training this weekend. I'll still come down to watch and cheer you on. I may....ahem...k…
  • Hi Howard. Good to see it all went well and you're starting on the road to recovery. I followed my doctor's advice and only started back training yesterday. Tomorrow will be 6 weeks to the day and I did 45 minutes on the turbo yesterday and 60 today…
  • HT3 Best wishes, I hope that it all goes well. My experience of the actual op was that there was nothing unpleasant and I actually found being awake and pretty much able to watch what was going on, very interesting. Have they explained how they'…
  • Thanks all. I'm now just over three weeks after the op and am feeling a lot better. I was back in work after 2 weeks, which on reflection was probably too soon. I feel much better this week compared with last week. I'm still staying of the runni…
  • I have an entry for Manchester which I won't be able to use due to injury.   If anybody is interested let me know.
  • Hi Liliacea, I hope the cardiac guy can help out. It sounds very different to the symptoms I've had. I was back to see he surgeon again today as  I was still feeling rough, but he checked me out and was happy everything's getting better. He's told…
  • Agreed.  I've done it the last two years (I live fairly close) and it's a good marathon. Great support, good atmosphere. Main hill at mile 23. Couple of other cheeky hills around the Phoenix Park.  If you are interested I'd suggest you book acco…
  • BIGEATER- wrote (see) Dublin is a great shout, I did it last year and the organisation and support round the course is superb.  Another suggestion although a lot sooner is Manchester in April. It's pancake flat, well supported and would be grea…
  • Come over to Dublin. Easy to get to and we'll have a pint ready for you on the bar.   http://sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/
  • I've had this on both my thumbs for years and I've tried various paint on applications none of which have really worked.   About 6 months ago I started using the Boots own brand one and apply this religiously at least twice a day and so far it's…
  • Thanks MrM2.   Does anybody on this thread have first hand experience of Flecainide ? I think that it's a common antiarrythmic and my specialist has prescribed it for me following the operation yesterday. I've been on Cordarone for the last 2 ye…
  • Thanks everyone. Just back home now and enjoying some decent (decaff) coffee and a slice of fruitcake. I feel okay, just a little weak and have some discomfort in my groin where the catheter went in. Hopefully a good nights sleep will help fix them …
  • Well I'm now through the op, and everything went well. My heart is back regular again and I'm lying in a hospital bed drinking a cup of tea and eating ginger biscuits. I don't feel too bad and am not in any pain, but am still a but shakey when I s…
  • Thanks MrM2. This thread has been a great support. I'll check in next week when it's over.