Hello, Hip Runners!
I have run, and enjoyed many other sports for 50 years now, my first Boston was in 1977, and I have run about 125 ultras, about 70 trail runs over 50 miles. I figure about 80,000 running miles over the years.
Although I have not posted for several years, I have been active and enjoying my left hip, a Birmingham Hip Resurface, done in 2015, at age 58, 8000 miles ago. Hiprunner.com was an inspiration when I was 58, and needing a hip, and you were there, THANKS! That was a blessing, I only missed a few months of playing, and returned almost 100% since then, until now. I Grand Slammed (I think the only one with a hip to ever do that, and within a year of the surgery); Since then, I have run about 30 ultras including some hundos, all of my marathons have been BQs, I have played at inline skate marathoning (89 minutes), raced cross country ski ultras, alpine climbing and cycling are going great, play volleyball and run too many beer miles, hung with my running clan as President of my running club. There has been lots of living large, I am thankful for the time, resources, and most importantly, my health.
That said, I kindly could use the counsel and the wisdom of this great group again. I am having big problems in recent weeks, with my metal on metal Birmingham, even though my mileage is way off, and there has been no long runs and certainly no ultras for me for the first time in years….. After running at any pace for 3-5 miles, there is pain, dull pain. Seems to be near the joint. Enough pain creeps in until I have to pull up. Walking helps a little, but stopping is the quicker answer. I can very soon, in a minute or so, start running again, like nothing happened but it returns sooner than before, much sooner. Next day, it is like starting over. Xray is good. Volleyball, biking, sleeping, are all pretty good. Just a problem with distance … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)