Day 4: 1pm - 1 mile (15:56 - 156); 8pm - 2 miles (32:34 - 150)
I didn't plan on doubling today (if you can call it that) but I ran out of time at lunch to hit my 3 miler. Oh well, easy day tomorrow. Maybe 1-2 miles.
It gradually went up as I got away from training (was doing 50-60 a week when diagnosed). At times it was sitting at 110 resting (usually immediately after chemo). Since I got back on my feet from my surgery last March 80-90 was pretty much my baseline. When I ran 50-55 was pretty normal.
That drop in resting heart rate is great.
When you say it used to be 75-80, you mean after you were diagnosed, right?
I got diagnosed almost two years ago to the day. I did alternative stuff for a few months after several misdiagnoses because what I have is so rare. Once I started traditional therapy I did 10 rounds of hardcore stuff (9 out of 10 according to the nurses). In March last year I did an absolutely insane surgery. They literally slice you from the bottom of your ribs to the top of your hips, pull every organ out (without removing them) inspect every surface for disease, remove any visible disease, then, after about 14 hours, run heated chemo through the stomach for 90 minutes. My surgery ran about 17 hours. Two more surgeries after that (collapsed lung and an ERCP to correct lungs filled with bile) got me out of the hospital about 45 days later. I went home, licked my wounds for a while, and, did another three rounds of "lighter" chemo. The lighter stuff kicked my butt. I ended up breaking my leg in October and have been off of chemo since then. I can't wait much longer to get back on it because statistically 4-6 months off of chemo is when tumors start popping back up. I'm trying to get a visit with an integrative center in Chicago before I get back on chemo because the oncologists are explicit: we cannot cure you...only buy you time. And, that has been my past two years. Running is my temporary escape to the better life before.
I'm glad your doing this thread, and very impressed with your progess so far. I will be pulling for you.
I remember reading in some other threads about you, but I don't remember all the details. Are you currently in remission? Also, is the chemo the biggest challenge to your running, or are there other side effects making it difficult?
Best of luck.
Didn't actually answer these questions. With what I have they won't say remission until you're 10 years clear. They call it NED (No Evidence of Disease). In my world, NED is pretty good news. Only about 5-10% make it 5 years.
Are you currently in remission? Also, is the chemo the biggest challenge to your running, or are there other side effects making it difficult?
No doubt. Good stuff here. Keep at it, buddy.
All I can say is running is a beautiful thing..