I thought I would share this for anyone who might be suffering from health problems. I had ,run & jogged most of my life but starting at the age of Fifty I just seemed really tired & slept most of the time. My weight had gone up to around 227 & was no longer exercising. At the age of Fifty Four I had a Coronary Stent placed for a ninety five percent closed artery. I lost weight & changed my diet and started walking & Jogging. In 07 my Cardiologist told me I failed my stress test at my max heart rate & he thought I needed another Stent.
I asked him for six months to try & improve on my own. My wife treated me to a new Giant OCR1 & I have been riding around one hundred miles a week with a heart rate monitor to train with. Yesterday I had another stress test. My Cardiologist kept me a little beyond my Max heart rate for eleven minuets & said I have improved my Aerobic Capacitiy to that of a Forty year old "I just turned Fifty Six in December" & no longer needed to go to the Cath Lab. I still have a very small Ischemia when I go beyond my maximum heart rate but he said to keep riding and he will see me at my next follow up