First Marathon-Run/Walk Method

What’s the popular opinion of the run/walk method to completing your first marathon?  Total right hip replaced on 1-4-17 and back to running again.  My 5th half coming up in 1 week and a half.  After that, I’m contemplating my first full.  Will turn 60 in August and ready for a new challenge.  Seems like a good option but would like to hear what others think or if you have tried this method.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

New Hip Vs. Old Knee

Had right THR 1/4/17. It’s going great.  Received all clear from Dr. (not cleared to run but not to see him for 2 years).  Attempted to run a couple of weeks ago and the right knee is out of whack-started hurting within 1 block.   Had an X-ray of the knee 8 mos. ago-came back good-no arthritis.  I’m working out on the elliptical, stationary bike, weights at the Y, strength exercises and taking longer walks (4-6 mi. at a time).  Getting so frustrated with not being able to run I started going back to PT a week ago.  I’ve noticed for a year now that my right quad is consistently tight and doesn’t fully stretch out like the normal left quad.  That tightness has to be affecting my knee.  My question:  Has anyone else had this issue this long after surgery (13 mos.)?  Any particular advice on exercises or can you give me some of your surplus patience??  Seems that hip runners on this website are back to normal by now for the most part.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Pool Running

Now at 10 weeks post op. and ready for a new challenge-pool running.  Just started this morning and ran for 45 minutes in the pool not touching the bottom.  I wasn’t even winded.  Something’s wrong here.  All articles I have come across indicate this activity is great exercise.  I’m dropping $40 a month for a Y membership so I want this to work out and be a work out!  Those of you who are experienced in this – what tips do I need to follow so that when I climb out of the pool my body feels like it’s been pushed?… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Post Op Quandry-Patience is a Virtue They Say

So, I’ve made it almost 6 weeks post op.  Chucked the walker, swallowed my last hard drug, and started on therapy with exercises and some walking and stationary biking.  I know that a patient must be patient, but when do you know how far to push yourself with the exercises?  As a runner we all are used to pushing ourselves past the point of painfulness but when does that turn into being downright foolishness during recovery?  Never been down this trail before and I don’t want to jeopardize the healing process.  I have the post op “waddle” and PT is addressing this.  This is one area of recovery I wasn’t expecting.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Quandary! To Run or Not to Run!

OK.  So, I’ve now obtained 2 opinions about my hip which has left me in a quandary-1 from a doctor in general practice and the 2nd today from an orthopedic doctor.  Both have said no more running.  I’m bone on bone with no cartilage left.  Hurts when I walk, put on my sock, untie by shoe, go up and down stairs and generally many types of activity especially after running.  There were no comments from the doctor about the possibility of running after a THR-only no running.  Was going to do a 1/2 marathon in October.  Do I risk putting in the mileage and running the 1/2 at the expense of my health?  The type of hardware installed for a THR seems not to allow any contact with the pavement in a running motion.  What to do?… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)