|Representing Croydon Harriers in a National League|
3000m Steeplechase (4th, 9:43.8) at Brighton, England,
in May 1975.
I now have a follow-up appointment with my cardiologist in three weeks time, but don't really have any guide as to what I can do, or not do, before then, other than being told to take it very easy today. Consequently, I have been Googling extensively, particularly on the subject of returning to running after DCC.
|Competing in the VMC Marathon (2nd, 2:31) at Tyabb,|
Victoria, in June, 1976.
A good friend and long-time endurance athlete, Bill, suggests I accept my lot and cut back to roughly an hour's non-competitive running a day and be thankful that I can do that. Time and energy freed up can then be devoted to other interests, such as writing. I can see the sense in this suggestion, but am not yet convinced that it is the best course for me. I'm still in the "Bargaining" stage referred to in a previous post, and want to believe there's some middle ground.
|Comparing hamstring flexibility with Bill after the VAAA|
Marathon Championship (4th, 2:22) in March 1983.
I'll continue walking for the next couple of weeks and then try some jogging just before I see the Cardiologist. The statistics show that DCCs are 99% successful, but have a 50% reversion rate. I'm assuming that I will be one of those 50% reverting, and my Cardiologist has already said he thinks I may ultimately need a Catheter Ablation.