Wednesday, 28 January 2009

It's ECG time... again

I'm still relatively young and I've always been sporty and healthy. In the next week or so I'll be going for what I count to be my fourth electrocradiogram (ECG) since late 2001.

No, no. There's nothing wrong with me (that I know of!). ECGs are commonly requested by organisers of staged ultra marathons. And as I'm running the RAW Namibia event in 3-weeks, it's time to visit my doctor. No ECG, no run.

As far as I can ascertain, this whole multi-day ultra marathon ECG thing is to ensure there are no abnormalities lurking, which could be triggered by days of running in hot conditions (races generally don't like people to keel over at their events).

I just think it is funny that I've had so many; and all for races.

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