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I am 52 and took up running 4 years ago.I had THR right side on 25th July 19. Did my second park run yesterday after surgery and ran the full way. It felt great to run the full way without stopping but was still very cautious.  My best time on park run is just under 23 mins and managed 29 mins yesterday so I’m on the mend .

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    KeithM
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    I am 52 and took up running 4 years ago.I had THR right side on 25th July 19. Did my second park run yesterday after surgery and ran the full way. It
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    Felicity
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    Well done to you but not wanting to burst your bubble please take it easy. Normally you wait about 3 months before you start to run again. The operation site is still healing. It is a ” get better” operation but you don’t want to go backwards. I had my first hip replacement done in April 2012 the left side. And the right side done in April 2014. I waited until the August before I did a 2km jog down my road. Muscles tendons and nerves have been moved out of the way and need time to settle down. I know you are probably impatient yo start up again but just take it slowly. You will get there but one step at a time.

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    Petemeads
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    Hi Keith – well done. I ran my 350th parkrun on Saturday, in 25:06, with a 2014 Birmingham resurfacing and a 2017 ceramic THR. I was cautioned to be careful with the BHR because my bone is a bit osteopenic so I left it till 8 weeks before starting jogging 5k; my THR was only just over 5 weeks old for its first 5k as my surgeon assured me I would not break it… And things were fine until about 18 months when I developed a pain in my THR leg which stopped all running for 2 months and left me limping everywhere. Soft tissue, scar tissue, nerve trapped – who knows? After 2 months of rest I started slowly and built up carefully and I seem to be OK now, to the extent that I have done 3 20 mile hill challenges and spent a couple of weeks in Wales preparing for and completing the 15 peaks challenge, 33 miles over the highest mountains, in 16 hours. Got a 10 mile road race coming up, not sure how that will go!
    Everybody says to listen to your body, I agree. Back off when necessary, get good rest, try again. And do the exercises with the elastic bands…

    Pete

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    Hip Brother Tom
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    Way to go Keith! You’re not too far off of your time! Great performance considering you only just had the hip replaced in July! Stay cautious. Stay optimistic and please keep reporting your progress!

    Hip Brother Tom

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