- June 8, 2017 at 2:53 am #10634
- June 9, 2017 at 12:35 am #10635PetemeadsParticipant
Hi CMC – congratulations on getting a BHR from Dr Su and your recovery so far. I am impressed by your restraint in staying away from running until six months! My BHR dates from Nov 2014 and has been subjected to running, cycling, rock climbing and hillwalking since about 9 weeks with no problems so far. The running includes 90 5k’s, 2 10k races and a 13 mile training run done at the 12 month mark as a test. No half-marathon race because the other hip became too painful. This was going to get a BHR 6 weeks ago but the femoral head broke during the op so I now have a ceramic/polythene THR. I am on the verge of starting to jog on this as I am 66 and time is flying by…
- June 9, 2017 at 10:04 am #10636CMC C2KMember
Petemeads, – A running buddy of mine, who got a BHR from Dr. Su, referred me to Dr. Su and has repeatedly urged me to restrain from running for at least 6 months and even longer to give my hip plenty of time to heal. He told me of another athlete who had a BHR but at 3 months post op fell off his bike and broke the head of the femur and had to have a THR. Your running post op is impressive and encourages me. I’m age 67 and on the back side of my running. It will be interesting to see if I can find the desire to train again for longer distances. It is tempting to try at least one marathon and maybe even an Ironman just to see if I can do it again after the BHR. We’ll see. Best wishes, CMC
- June 11, 2017 at 12:15 am #10637PetemeadsParticipant
Update – ran 5k slowly (31:43) yesterday without hip problems but significant puffing and panting due to lost fitness during recuperation. Can still walk this morning but muscles a bit tender. Note I would not recommend such recklessness to others!
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