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Was just wondering if anyone here returned to running after suffering a heart attack ? A brief history; I am a former recreational runner. Last year, at age 45, I suffered a heart attack. Since that time, I have been walking most days of the week, sometimes as far as 4 miles, watching what I eat, and even doing some pushups and free squats a few days a week.
This morning, I left out on my walk and just took the notion to try to run. I ran about a block and stopped; my legs actually gave out before my luings did so I take hope in that. I ran a short distance later in my walk and plan to start doing this about every other day on my walks . I would love to compete in a 5K in the future. So, anyone else running after a heart attack ?
I don't have personal experience but I know that people do run after a heart attack. Have you talked to your doctor? It sounds like Couch to 5K would work well to get you running again. (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml) You could also google running after a heart attack. But definitely talk to your doctor.
Cardiac Athletes is a great community. I recommend you also check out HEART
It's a free social support community for runners who have been through major cardiac events and interventions.
I don't know where you're located, but there are a couple of upcoming events scheduled in Cincinnati, OH and Grand Rapids, MI that you might be interested in.