5 months post surgery

I am now 5 months post THJR and I am running regularly, 2-3 times per week. Shortish runs, between 5 and 10km. It still doesn’t feel perfect, a few injuries every now and then, fitness well behind, and a bit stiff after a race. But what a great feeling, and good progress too. See below my parkrun time progression (surgery was at the end of September and only started running in January, before that only walking). Very happy with what I can do with a bit of patience. I am now 48”/km off my PB pace, and I know it will be another year or longer before I can feel as well as one could. Way to go.

DATE TIME AGE GRADE
29/02/2020 24:49 60.38%
22/02/2020 25:25 58.95%
15/02/2020 26:03 57.52%
08/02/2020 27:08 55.22%
01/02/2020 29:28 50.85%
25/01/2020 29:41 50.48%
04/01/2020 32:14 46.48%
01/01/2020 33:37 44.57%
21/12/2019 34:46 43.10%
14/12/2019 35:07 42.34%
07/12/2019 35:27 41.94%
30/11/2019 36:19 40.94%
23/11/2019 38:04 39.05%
16/11/2019 38:37 38.50%
09/11/2019 44:26 33.46%

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    • #17886
      Pietro
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      I am now 5 months post THJR and I am running regularly, 2-3 times per week. Shortish runs, between 5 and 10km. It still doesn’t feel perfect, a few in
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    • #17887
      ScottA
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      Congrats on your progress! Well done.

    • #17888
      Petemeads
      Participant

      Hi Pietro – well done, and you beat my time of 25:05 today, if not my 69.5% age grade. My most recent hip is 3 years in May, best 5k since then was 23:53 a year or so ago. Best time as a 60 year old with arthritic hips was 22:03, 9 years ago.
      Hope you can maintain the progress, I shall watch Palmerston results with interest! I run Braunstone and Leicester Victoria in the UK, desperate to get back under 24 mins at the moment…
      Regards,

      Pete

    • #17889
      Pietro
      Participant

      Hi Pete, I think you can be very happy with your age grade…
      I actually started running after the onset of hip arthritis as I could no longer do sports involving contact/jumping/twisting. Was still doing ok up to 2 years ago with a parkrun best of 20:50 and a marathon around 3:45 every year, so I still have a bit of recpbuilding to do before I get there, but it’s looking good.
      I particularly appreciate the posts of those like you who are still running a few years after surgery, as there isn’t any decent amount of published data about running in the long term.

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    • #17892
      Hip Brother Tom
      Keymaster

      Great Progress Report Pete! Keep it up! It will get better. It took me 16-18 months before I finally started feeling like I was getting back to normal.

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