wow on the heart attack...I ran La Jolla half in 2009 here in So Cal...ran past a guy that had dropped and died less than 3/4 from finish line- medics all over...and did Rock nRoll marathon in 1998 and a few peeps did die...be careful! How'd you find out...and personal note, as I am still injured and out (doing home training today as I think I have a ruptired or torn gluteal ligament/ muscle- been down since 4/30--fat..taking charge NOW- I finally had my a-ha moment)- I miss running the absolute most! Nothing like a 15'r (miles..I don't do kilometers...lol) before 9 am! thanks for the daily dsoe of inspiration (or in some of us..insanity!)-
Oooooh, take it easy. Torn ligaments are not good!
I found out a few days after the race. I had a bad patch for about a minute during the race where I couldn't hold the pace, felt quite sick. As soon as I crossed the line and for the next day or two I had an aching, kind of sore upper chest/shoulder/left arm. I thought it was from the running and that I might have tweaked a muscle.
Anyway, shortly after I got a bad gastric bug and ended up in hospital. The bloods revealed trauma to the heart and an ECG, scan etc etc showed it was enlarged (probably due to my training over the years). I was referred onto a cardiologist who told me he thought I had suffered a small heart attack very recently ~ I knew there and then it had happened during the race as all of the pieces started to fit together. Also found out I have aortic stenosis
(a type of heart murmour), so I need to be monitored somewhat and keep an eye on things.