Anybody care to share anything about post-cancer running? I'm having a hard time coming back to it. I'm 45 and it's been over 10 years since I ran consistently.
Gonna post here about my progress. I have no idea how this is going to go, or what's possible. Everybody feel free to chime in.
High School: 300m 38 / 400m 50 / 600m 1:27 / 800m 2:03 / 5K XC 17:45
College: 400m 50 / 800m 1:58
10 years after college, I ran 2:03 off of 10 mi/week training ... I was working too much to run any more than that.
Since then, I've had cancer 3 times. The 3rd time was an extreme case. Hundreds of tumors filling my lungs and abdomen, lots of chemo. I'm now 2 years cancer-free and it's been a long recovery.
I have some residual scarring in my lungs. Nerve damage in my feet from excessive amounts of heavy-metal-based chemotherapy makes my feet burn with phantom pain, so walking or running hurts (no actual injury, it's "fake pain").
Last spring, I had done some walking and a few minutes of jogging, and I wanted to see if I could run a mile without stopping. I found a local old 440y track and did four laps. It hurt like hell, but I ran 7:52 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I am going to try to see if I can get back into some kind of running shape.