Well 24 weeks post left THR I was able to do 15 miles on the Appalachian Trail; Tenastee Gap to Unicoi Gap in Georgia with no hip pain! More hiking than running especially considering the approx. 3,500 ft. of climbing and numerous rock slides in this trail section; QUALIFIER here – this 4+ hr. effort was MUCH LONGER than any recent run but I was deliberate and controlled and hiked a lot. Interestingly my left (operated side) quad was very sore the day after, otherwise low back, feet and calves just felt fatigued.
I followed that up with a ParkRun trail 5k yesterday in 22 min. – I was pleased! The soreness today from that however is significant in my right calf… so while I am running, rucking, biking and swimming well – I’m not yet “aligned” given these varying sorenesses and how I just feel a bit “off”. I’ll take it over the pain any day but the alignment is frustrating! I’ve addressed it with my very competent PT but they’ve not been able to really correct it. Thoughts or experiences?