A lot of you have been asking me how I’ve been feeling since my major and premature crash and burn at Run Rabbit Run only two weeks ago. The simple and honest answer is that I feel great. I’ve gone for 8 runs since and all’s good in the hood. I haven’t been pushing the pace or distance but I feel a bit of conservatism is necessary during the weeks following a hospital visit. The doctors agreed it wasn’t my heart that failed only 2.5 miles into the last race but a number of other circumstances that led to my collapse on Mt Werner. The possible reasons I’ve had explained to me were exhaustion (16hr drive to get there), electrolyte deficiency, over training, altitude, low body fat, and a minor virus I became aware of 24 hours prior to racing. All things considered the one certainty is that I’ve gotta start taking my sport more seriously and it turns out that racing 100 miles is a damn hard thing to do.

So I’m gonna continue on with my race schedule with a focused effort of all the peripherals that are essential to ultra running. Any sign of chest pain, my season is done, like a midget at a urinal I’ll be on my toes.

Yes I’m disappointed but self-loathing is so pathetic. Instead all guns are pointed at the next race and believe me you, it’s a doozy. I’ll be announcing my next goal later this week and not to hype it up too much but it’ll be the most important endeavour yet.

One thought on “A Quick Update

  1. Very happy to see that it does not seem serious. The explanation of the doctors sounds reasonable – I hope this is the right one and you will be able to enjoy a race soon! I am looking forward to hear about your next goal!

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