Just got back from the cardiologist to hear the results from all my tests.
He says that I’m fit. No problems that he can see. He sent me to do a chest X-ray and that was about it. I’ll see him again in a month.
After that was over he gave me a little mini lesson on how to lose weight. He basically told me that sprinting wasn’t the best way to lose weight. He vaguely talked about “studies” and left it at that. He suggested that I start jogging and be willing to sacrifice speed for stamina. I told him I was doing just that with one hour runner and he basically patted me on the head. I told him I wanted to run for an hour and he said that 40 minutes should be enough. Once I can run 40 minutes he said I should concentrate on increasing my speed at that point.
He also said something to the effect that there was a slight difference in jogging early in the morning before breakfast because you lose a little more fat. It’s not much of a difference, he says, but over time the impact could be big.
The weight loss talk was basically all FYI and I appreciated him taking the time to tell me what he thinks. I suppose I’m going to take his advice somewhat. Sprinting is definitely out for the near future because those chest pains are still worrisome. I’m still going to try to run 60 minutes, though, because I want to run for 60 minutes. After it’s over I might go back and try 40 minute runs for a while and see how that goes. As for running before breakfast … there is no chance in hell of that ever happening. If I wait even thirty minutes after I wake up to eat I start feeling nauseous.