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Dave Whiteside
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Hi Stuart, sorry I’m late to the party. I also was a long time soccer player and never did real running before my hip replacement in December 2010. The first couple of years it was just for fun, trying to lose some of the weight of doing nothing for 5 years because of my hip. After that I caught the bug and and started racing 5K’s and quickly up to a marathon. I didn’t listen to my body and pushed to hard and had two 1 year injuries, no damage to my hip, just soreness around the area that transferred down my leg. Now I do more strength training, don’t do as much fast running, and do lots of slower long distance running. I now mainly run ultras and do very well at it, running 60 miles for my 60th birthday in 2 weeks. Good luck with your journey. Dave.