Saturday, January 30, 2010

In and out of A-fib

I don't want to spend to much time talking about it but on Wednesday I went into A-fib for anyone who doesn't know what a-fib is its short for Atrial Fibrillation. I went to the hospital later that day to make sure I was in a-fib. After confirming I was in A-fib the doctor thought I should stay the night and see if I come out on my own witch I didn't so later the next day they tried drugs. They also didn't work and my heart heart started to rise I would be laying in bed at a heart rate of 90-109 and I would go to sit up and it would jump all the way up to 130-175. I saw another Doctor who was great by the way and he decide that I was going to be Cardioverted. So at 2:00pm on Thursday good old Ontario hydro put me back in to sinus rhythm. right before I was going to get cardioverted I was pretty nervous, happy, scared so many things ran threw my mind. I have talked to many people about how it would effect my training and Doctor Len Gushe says to keep my training up so that's what I will do. Its just something I am going to live with and have to watch closely. I still plan on doing all the races and training camps that I had planned.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

High Performance Turnpike

David Sharratt, Tyler Lord and myself did a huge workout yesterday, we biked for about 1:40 and then did a light 30min run. We have videos of are workouts but you will have to go on Tyler Lord's blog because I have no idea how to put a YouTube video on my blog.(anyone know? tell me! haha) Then after all the work we chilled in the hot tube. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday!

Karsten Madsen

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Feeling good!

So far January is going really well. starting to find my running legs and feeling strong in the water. Yesterday at swim practice the main set was short but fast! It was 8x100m on 1:20, the fastest pace time of 2010. The first 4 I felt good but the last 4 I started to fall off pace so it kinda felt like a 400m all out. Then at today's practice one of the main sets what 3X500m paddles on 8:00 decent 1-3. I am starting to feel the water and get in the grove of 6-7 swims aweek.

Running has been going good as well. Just doing longer miles right now. I am trying to get out 5x a week and run anywhere from 90mins to 30mins. I want to have a big base under me before I go to Arizona this year.