- December 22, 2021 at 1:14 pm #19998
- December 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm #19999PetemeadsParticipant
Brilliant news, Wedge, good luck going forward! I can’t match your paces, being 20 years older, but I did apply the same logic in progressing after surgery – twice. Just a case of sciatica to sort out as my lower back has been getting stiffer over the years but still managed 17 miles in the hills last week. Current target, for the 4th time, is sub-25 minute parkrun (PB is 22:03 aged 60), although I have a marathon PB of 2:54 from 30 years ago…
- December 22, 2021 at 4:08 pm #20000CityofsmokingjoeParticipant
A good PT can help you fix that glitch in your stride. Probably some weak muscles that are out of balance and need some attention and strengthening.
- December 23, 2021 at 10:02 am #20001CoddfishParticipant
That’s really good to hear @WedgeC. I am at the beginning of my running restart – 3.5 months after surgery, with just 3 short run/walks under my belt and an intention to build up very slowly. So far, there’s no soreness or stiffness, and the stride feels normal. Inhibitors are largely in my brain as I do worry what would happen if I fell awkwardly. Can’t see me entering a trail race anytime soon. I have chosen to restart my running on trail to reduce the impact on the hip, but am so far selecting flat, wide routes with that I know have no tree roots. Not sure that I will stay on trail once they become the usual mud fest we get here in late winter / early spring. Good luck in your event. Modern hip replacements are fantastic.
- December 24, 2021 at 3:47 am #20002OBParticipant
That’s awesome! We all slow down as we age up, but the key to not slowing too fast is to train right (80/20)…get good sleep and eat right. Sounds like you are on the right path to achieving your goals!
I am six month ahead of you and on full speed ahead, training for half marathons and 70.3 triathlons in 2022. I do get occasional nerve pain in my femur when it gets really cold and the clunkiness you mention is a constant work in progress….not sure if it is age or surgery:-)
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
- December 24, 2021 at 6:38 am #20003
- December 26, 2021 at 4:37 pm #20009Hip Brother TomKeymaster
Congrats on the one year anniversary. The hammy issue is to be expected. You are running pretty good times and the body is finding ways to adjust to the new hip (e.g. making your hammy work a little harder). No worries though, adjust and forge on. I have been down for a good 2 months with an Achilles issue. I coach grade school XC and with Covid, the parks chose to keep all of the water turned off. So I pushed a baby jogger to our workouts with a 5 gallon water jug in it. One day as we were cooling down back to the school, my Achilles announced that it was tired of working so hard. I am certain that pushing that jogger, along with my hip replacement was the cause. We forge on…..I look forward to being recovered and getting back out on the trails. It’s not a set back. As a Hip Runner….its just a way of life. Keeping my head up and staying optimistic. I’ll be back out on the trails again. Kudos to you on staying positive! Good luck in your 50K on new years day!
- December 27, 2021 at 3:47 am #20010
Thank you lol hipsters for your words of encouragement and the feedback!
His brother Tom summarized it best… “We forge on”! Very disappointing that the local park district would shut off the water fountains… Covid response in America is horrendous; “oh a great idea, let’s turn off water thereby discouraging people to get outside and exercise“. And of course brother Tom, being a positive light this world needs brings water and coaching to the kids… thank you Tom and forge on! Being a hipster is all about creating your own light – in all facets of life!
- January 15, 2022 at 2:30 pm #20051Dave WhitesideParticipant
Congrats WedgeC on those times. I’m sure there’s a few more seconds to shave off as well, just make sure you listen to your body. I’ve had a couple of injuries due to over use and not resting but having learned the hard way the last 4-5 years have been much better and I’m still racing hard. Good luck.
- January 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm #20056
Thanks Dave and Great to hear! Curious with replaced hip injury/aggravation specifically, how do you know when you’ve overdone it?
- January 16, 2022 at 6:24 am #20057Dave WhitesideParticipant
For me I would run too fast too long too often and by the end my hip would hurt and I would be limping. Come the next day I would go out and do the same. Eventually it caught up with me and I was out for a year. During that time I had my socket x-rayed by my surgeon but everything was fine. I think it’s more muscle and inflammation for me. Now I very rarely do speed work as that aggravates my hip area. If my hip doesn’t feel well nowadays I back off and run easier and shorter. I also rarely skip rest days now to help my recovery. A little pain is okay but if it becomes consistent then you probably need to back off. At the end of last year I took 16 days off just because it hadn’t felt right for a while and now I’m running strong again, including 42 miles last Saturday. I do squats with a kettle ball weekdays just for a minute and Bulgarian split squats. I should do more and exercises like that have helped me recover from my bigger longer injuries before, but once I start running I neglect them. Hope that helps.
- January 16, 2022 at 8:09 am #20058
Thanks Dave great words and advice! You are a motivating force for the hipsters!!! 👍
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