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WedgeC
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Hello Lim and the way I started to run, and I started “shuffling” 47 days postop… Was to pick the hilliest and steepest neighborhood that had grass between the driveways or along the road (yes there are areas of hills in Florida 😉 And I would power hike up the hills and “shuffle glide down the hills” on the grass, good for an 11 – 12 minute mile. Over the next month I simply started shuffling the flats and every so often would shuffle up the hills. Note I am still not yet over 14 miles per week. By day 97 post op, I have brought my 5K time to within one minute of my 5K time 48 hours pre-op THR; at 21:31. My recommendation is to think of yourself as a “new runner“… Power hike, shuffle, jog, run slowly, gently start increasing the stride… never too much at a time and preferably on soft surfaces… it will be a journey 😉