I'm now 85 and continuing to run. The AF is still there but I can still manage 5 - 6m once a week. Between runs I have 2/3 brisk walks up Orrest Head which overlooks Windermere - I feel this keeps me in reasonable condition & enables me to feel reasonably fresh for my next run - which is a lot slower than pre-AF, but it's good to still get out & do the odd 5 or 10k! I take a daily BP capsule and a mini-aspirin.
Since my last notes I've been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation which stopped me running for a while. Dr sent me to cardiologist who prescribed warfarin for life & cardioversion - e/l shock which might restore normal heart beat. But, with GP's agreement have got running again & can do up to 7m at conv'l pace; can manage 5&10k's taking about twice the timw of the winner! Am 84 in 2 weeks time.
I'm 83 & have run for 70+ yrs, but last year when perhaps not fully over a cold I was reduced to walking & often breathless. Dr sent me to cardiologist who said warfarin for life after cardioversion. However have steadily got going & can manage a 10k if don't exceed 'conversational pace' & walk steepest hills.I train about 5X/month & usually fl better after 2-3m. My dr is supportive - we neither fancied the cardio/warfarin route. A letter in May mag gave a similar experience. Any similar experiences or comments?