Ultrarunner fighting Atrial Fibrilation (AF)

This blog has pretty much always been about running ultras, mostly Hardrock. It still is but now it is also about running after AFib. I was forced to miss Hardrock in 2011 due to the onset of AF but my long term goal was to get back to running milers. And hopefully help any other runners with AF who stumble upon this site. I never made it into Hardrock in 2012, or 2013, or 2014. I didn't have a qualifier for 2015. I ran Fatdog in Canada instead. That was tough. I finished my 4th Hardrock in 2016 and now I'm back to try for the magical number 5.

If you want the history of my AF the heart problems all started back on May 25 2011: http://howmanysleeps.blogspot.com/2011/05/out-of-hardrock.html

Saturday, January 26, 2008

2008 plan

Well into 2008 and I don't really have a plan for the year (apart
from trying to beat Dog). The draw for Hardrock is on next weekend.
I'm not optimistic of getting in again but if I do that will shape my
year. I am already obsessing over it and trying to build my mileage
up slowly with a view to getting a solid base. I have entered
Maroondah 50(+) in 3 weeks but plan to run that conservatively. Six
foot is another 3 weeks after that. I would like to have a good dip
at 6', especially with the inevitable beer bet floated. Beyond that
things are sketchy. So a confirmation, either way, from the Hardrock
draw will help.

1 comment:

Horrie said...

Just caught up with the fact that you are blogging a bit more regularly. Good luck with the Hardrock ballot and trying to beat Dog this year.