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Graeme,

I have not been on here for months. I am 71 years old and a decent, not great runner, with 12 marathons (Boston, Chicago…), 24 half marathons, and a number of 10ks and other race distances. I had my left hip resurfaced in July 2020 and my surgeon, Dr. Gross told me that I was free to do anything after six months. So, I have been weight lifting (including for hips and legs) and running on a treadmill since January 2021. I have run on the road but the foots strikes feel too “tight” so I have returned to the treadmill. I run 8.5 minutes/mile for perhaps 1/4 mile and 10-12 m8 Yates a mile for linger distances and it has been good. A week ago I ran a sustained 3 miles at 11 minutes a mile pace and it has been really sore (especially in the front of the hip) for a week. I ceased running and rested the hip but continued to walk and do other exercises that didn’t aggravate the hip for the following days. It seems to be improving but I guess I’ll see how it goes.

I don’t have any answers but when I read your post it sounded a bit like my issue. I’ve read that some surgeons suggest not running till 9 months post-op on a treadmill and on pavement at 12 months post-op. I think each of us is a bit different. I plan to talk to my surgeon in a few weeks, report on my status and see if he has any suggestions. I suspect it may take several more months before I can run pain free at a decent pace for distance. In the mean time I’ll try not to push as hard, mixing walking with jogs and sprints on the treadmill.

Regardless, let me know how you are doing and if you have any advice.

Runner (John)

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