I am entering my 11th year as a heart transplant patient. I had my surgery when I was 54. I had always been a very physical person and still am active in several activities.
I am recently retired (went back to work very soon after heart surgery), and now I am trying to plan and experience as much of life as I can. I have recently tried to start a walking / jogging program but after 6 weeks I struggle to improve my capacity, gains are very slow and its mostly around the start of the exercise. I continue to go to a gym and lift weights as i have throughout my life.
I have read about Derek Fitzgerald and other transplant patients able to do astounding things and wonder if I am approaching this wrong. All I desire is to be able to go for short jogs without getting winded.
Is anyone having success with a specific routine?