4 months post-surgery

I went to the local park run today. I started a few intervals and then a few jogs in the last 3 weeks, picking up a torn left calf and an ache in the lateral aspect of the knee just by the fibular head. Injuries caused by slowly improving limp on the left (most recently operated side) which still has a moderate abductors weakness. The injuries are still bothering me but I opted to keep going as long as I don’t make it worse. I managed to run the whole 5k in 29:41, without any walking breaks. Felt good the first 3k, then slowed down due to left calf pain. It’s a far cry off my pre-surgery PB of 20:50 but I feel great, the hips are fine, and it is definitely going to get faster. Now rest then a 7k race in 3 days. Whoo-hoo!

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      Pietro
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      Went to local park run today. I started a few intervals and then a few jogs in the last 3 weeks, picking up a torn left calf and an ache in the latera
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      Hip Brother Tom
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      Woo Hoo is right Pietro! It truly is only going to get better! Stay positive! Stay optimistic! Watch your times improve!

    • #17688
      Pietro
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      Thanks Tom, it’s going well indeed. Two weeks after the injuries are much better, and here I am just back from a parkrun. Finished in 27:08, improving the pace by 30”/km from last week. I was so happy with the progress I just coasted the last 800m to keep the incentive of an easy new goal for next week 😄. The hips are not an issue at all, in fact today it felt like proper running for the first time. I could relax stretching my stride better than I could before surgery. I am taking care to focus on forefoot landing though. Current items to work on are residual abductors weakness (definitely improving), looking after calf injuries, and regain lost fitness… but man does it feel good!

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