The consultant mentioned hydration initially although I had just about got there myself. But the extra litre idea is only a month or so old, so still unproven. But all seems good so far. Water alone doesn't cut it, always use a hydration tablet, high 5 zero are the best bang for buck. Nuun Cola tastes the best.
Re max effort, no, it won't do it, though it is improving. a year ago I tried to pull my end of race sprint out of the bag on a training run, got 20 metres and the brakes simply came on and slowed to a bare shuffle. Now, I can get about 85% of an end of race sprint but for a shorter period.
Whereas before I could run the last half of a 5K at 192bpm and peak to 212 (throwing up point) on the sprint at the end, now 170 sees me struggling and 182 came up for the first time the other day at the end.
Now, disciplines that require a lower heartbeat seem to be less affected so on the bike, I can do most of what I could do before but with the "flame outs" I have been just ticking over until I can figure them out. They don't SEEM to be ticker related.
Sorry it's not particularly accurate info but I went from Ironman fit two years ago down to 10K being a big thing again.
The single biggest factor I have identified affecting speed though, is weight. When I was a stone lighter when I was ill, I fairly flew along.
Hi guys. Catheter ablation plus 22 months. Age 54 now. Put all the weight I lost back on, still get ectopic beats and AF for around ten seconds at a time but apparently not classed as AF unless 30 seconds or over.
Single biggest factor seems to be balanced hydration. 5 miles I can manage, 9 miles brings on the missing beats. Recently trying 7 miles with an additional litre of balanced hydration (like Nuun) and so far so good.
Max HR was 212, now have got it up to 180 at a push. RHR was 54 now around 72. Still get dizzy spells, no idea why. Had a lot of "flame outs" apparently low blood pressure, still no idea why. Maybe stomach related, we are not sure.
Take a lot longer to warm up, 1.5-2 miles instead of less than half a mile.