I use to be a marathon runner. In 97 I qualified for boston but never ran it. I ran the hood to coast relay race many times on a team that I both started and named. Imagine my surprise when I found out that my team is still running the relay and is still using the same name. Better yet the team is composed of persons whom are employed by my current employer. I have been asked by the team captain to run the race again and I think I can get back into shape. Does anyone know how this might affect the cancer. Todd
If I were 45 years of age and could train for a marathon there is nothing that would keep me from doing so, even if it could make my PC worse. I was a runner in high school, quit during college but picked it up again in my late 20s and ran from then on until my late 50s, when I had to give it up due to arthritic knees. For about
25 years I averaged more than 50 miles a week running, going up to over 100 miles a week in training for marathons. Nothing in my life that I have done has made me happier than being out on the road in the early morning mist on a fifteen mile run, feet just whisper touching the ground on a brisk but easy pace of six minutes a mile.
Go for it. Do it for yourself, for your former team, and for all of those who would love to be in your shoes out on the road.
Age 66, PC diagnosed 7/2009 at age 65
Stage: T2c, Gleason: 9 (4 + 5), 6 of 6 cores positive
Bone, CAT and MIR scans negative
Treatment: brachytherapy (103 palladium), 100 gy, 11/2010 + hormone therapy (Lupron + Casodex) + IMRT on Novalis, 45 gy, 3/2010.
PSA: 7/2009, At time of diagnosis -- 11.9
10/2009 -- 5.0
12/2009 -- 0.56
5/2010 -- 0.15
8/9/2010 -- 0.06