Thank you all for the advice. I think it was around 2001 when I first came across this website and I don’t think that I have ever posted anything and obviously didn’t think that my first post would be one of this nature!
JF50, Jeepers – I have joined Cardiac Athletes and alreadyfound it very useful. Thank you so much.
Steel – yes that’s a great idea. Already started on some research on HRMs. I do keep an eye on my pulse and have started to do some cardio on the gym which is helping me and which I find much better as I can stop and start again whenever I like which is easier than when out running on the streets. Thank you!
Joe, I had a stent inserted through my wrist so no major scars thankfully!
Hi, I used to run regularly – up and out of the door by 5.30 am 3 or 4 times each week. That was until 4 weeks ago when I had 2 heart attacks and heart surgery. I am recovering well and plan to return to work soon but I am struggling to get my fitness back to where it was before the heart attacks. I used to run a 4 mile route at a leisurely 36 minutes but I have struggled to run for more than 20 minutes before having to stop and walk because I am just too tired. My doctor and rehabilitation nurse have advised to do as much as I am comfortable doing and to build up slowly but I seem to have just got stuck on 20 minutes.
Does anybody out there have any experience of starting to run again after a heart attack and any advice they can share.
At a young age I ran the London Marathon and after watching the runners this year I wanted to run it again. So I went online and found that online applications open on 30 April. I was on an overseas trip yesterday and when back home I went online today to find that online applications have closed! This seems grossly unfair as I am sure that there are many people out there who do not have access to the internet yet alone have access on a specific day and during certain hours.
Are there any other alternatives apart from securing a place with a specific charity that entry can be applied for?