Hello fellow hiprunners,
I am Clay. I am 64 and up until a few months before my LTHR last March (2021), a competitive middle distance racer. I would like to hear from those of you in your 50’s-70’s who have returned to faster pace training and racing after surgery. This would be men going under 7:00 or even under 6:00 minute mile pace for races from 1 to 6 miles. Or a bit slower if your focus is more half marathons. And a bit slower for women. My training is going well, but I am reluctant to restore my pace to lower levels unless I hear of precedent cases where it has gone well for good duration. My surgeon and PT are brilliant, but cases like this are rare. Thank you for your consideration.
Clay A. Bullwinkel firstname.lastname@example.org