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- September 3, 2019 at 4:54 am #15466
Dear all at Hiprunner 7 months and 5 days after a right sided total hip replacement I have just competed in the World Sprint Triathlon Championships i
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- September 4, 2019 at 6:21 am #15468PetemeadsParticipant
Hi Adrian – impressive! Top half of the field so soon after your op, you must be very chuffed. I looked at the results to see how 70-74 age group performed, as I am coming up to 69 but can’t swim freestyle yet, and they are not that far away from my running and biking performances. Swimming is hard, though, and I don’t enjoy it particularly…
I have a BHR resurfacing L hip from 2014 and a THR ceramic/ceramic R hip from 2017, both times I was back to parkrun and biking within 8 weeks and have managed sub-24 minutes for 5k a couple of times, currently around 25 mins due to offroad projects in Wales and Derbyshire spoiling racing speed…
Good luck in future events – have you come across Alan Lightfoot? He has a BHR and competes triathlon, he contributes to the Surfacehippy website, as do I.
- September 11, 2019 at 11:35 am #15498
Pete, thank you for your comments and yes I have come across Alan and have raced against him in quite a few events. Good to hear that you are running well, although I don’t think you would have relished the course in Lausanne, it was a non wetsuit swim, hilly bike and a run with a 20% radiant hill that even the top triathletes walked up! I haven’t come across the surfacehippy website but I will check it out. Keep trying with the swimming as it would be great to see you in the age group triathlon circuit.
- September 7, 2019 at 6:06 am #15479StephenParticipant
Hi Adrian, that’s great to hear you got back to racing triathlon at a great level ??, I’m 7 weeks after a right THR, and just getting going on the bike trainer and swimming, any tips for getting back to running, as would still like to get back to doing a few races as I was getting into 70.3 racing before hip finally had enough
- September 11, 2019 at 11:45 am #15499
Stephen, I started running (ish) again after about 8 weeks. The approach I took was that I would take the dog for a walk to a park and once at the park I would shuffle/run 10 steps and then walk for a minute or so and then repeat until I had shuffled/ran about 10 times. The following day I would shuffle/run 11 steps, 10 times and so on until I got to 25 steps and then I discounted the number of steps and would shuffle/run for a minute and then walk recover. After a while I was running a few minutes non stop and then decided that in May I would run 1k non stop, June 2k, July 3k etc, however by the time July came around I could actually run 5k, so I did. Everyone is different but be careful of changing your running style to pose/forefoot, as usually recommended for hip replacements, as it often results in calf injury, as it did for me and will set you back. However I do recommend a midfoot landing on cushioned shoes such as Hoka’s. Good luck and I hope it all goes well for you.
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- September 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm #15483Hip Brother TomKeymaster
Fantastic Adie! And great pic also! Nicely done!
Hip Brother Tom
- September 11, 2019 at 11:48 am #15500
- September 18, 2019 at 5:43 pm #15518Dave WhitesideParticipant
Hi Adrian, looking strong in that photo. Great to see you competing at such a high level. I agree anything is possible and it feels so great to be out and competing. Good luck with your journey.
- September 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm #15547StephenParticipant
Thanks for advice fellow triathlete Adie, will take that advise on board and part of my build back to running. Going to take it slow as I forgot sometimes 13 miles is quite a long way 🙂
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