Dave – 7 Minutes to Injury Free Running for Hip Runners

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    • #10230
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      So if you’ve followed my posts over the last 5 years, you know I’ve enjoyed my share of ups and downs. Luckily more ups than down, along with great re
      [See the full post at: Dave – 7 Minutes to Injury Free Running for Hip Runners]

    • #10231
      Sandra Riffkin
      Guest

      I am so amazed and inspired by what you have achieved since hip replacement. I have disavowed running since my diagnosis of arthritis in the hip last year. I have done 1 marathon and about 14 half marathons. Started running at about 36. I will have bilateral hip relacement in november. I am 51. I am searching the internet trying to prepare. Thank you for sharing your experience so far.

    • #10232
      Carolyn
      Participant

      Howdy! It sounds like you’re doing great and that speed and strength are improving. We’re also all glad that you escaped serious damage from Irma, and hope the power comes back soon.

      I have not tried any of these short-workout fitness apps but I have heard good things from others about them. The nice thing is that you don’t need to go to a gym or (in most cases) buy special equipment. And you’re doing a potpourri of exercises so it seems very well rounded.

      I don’t use these apps, but I re-started weight training 2 months after my THR on the doc’s strong recommendation — mostly legs, but all free weights and so there’s a lot of core and balance involved, 2-3 times a week for about an hour each time. Not only do I really enjoy it (I used to lift but stopped several years ago), I have noticed a definite difference that the weights have made. I run only trails and unpaved roads, and most are various flavors of rocky, sandy and steep. Stronger muscles around the joints — especially the hips — have protected them and made them more stable; I really notice this on downhills. Although uphills still always feel slow, there is more power in the legs.

      I am signed up for a marathon in Death Valley in December. The strength and endurance should be fine; it’s the pacing that is the real challenge for me. Thanks for the report and app review, I hope others find this to be another validation of the importance of strength training. Cheers!

    • #10233
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      Good luck with your recovery Sandra. Do as much as you can in preparation and I believe it will make your recovery easier. Take it east post op for at least 6 months. I’m positive you will be able to return to running half marathons and more.
      Dave.

    • #10234
      Carol
      Guest

      I live in niceville fl/had both hips totally replaced.
      Anyone in my area to run with?

    • #10235
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      I don’t know of any Hip Runners in that area but I’m sure there are groups you can join. Checkout http://www.MeetUp.com and see what’s available.

    • #10236
      Hip Brother Tom
      Keymaster

      That’s funny Dave. I found a mega-shred workout that I am incorporating into my routine as well. It is a short, high intensity workout. Thanks for the app suggestions. I am going to download them! Great idea. Also I saw on FB that the house was ok. So glad for you. Keep us posted on your Portland run and best of luck to you.

    • #10237
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      Good luck on the marathon, what’s the temperature like there in December? We’re going to have to arrange a Hip Runners Race that we can get a bunch of people to go and meet up.

    • #10238
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      Thanks Tom, I started my workouts again today after a 3 week break due to my ribs. A couple of them were sore but I did 5 apps this morning. Tomorrow I plan running bridge repeats for 3 hours in about 85 – 90 degree heat, sounds like fun!

    • #10239
      Carolyn
      Participant

      Thanks! It should be in the 50s-60s in December. If we’re really lucky it will rain. Race is the DV Trail Marathon, but it’s actually on a gravel road through beautiful Titus Canyon. Also thanks for the report!

    • #10240

      You are incredible!!so inspiring . Keep it up. . I’m doing great with my mountain biking, elliptical , cross country ski machine. I’m still struggling with my running . Logging12 to15miles a week. 22 months post op. I get a little
      Sore in the hip area when I try to increase miles. I’m still afraid I will damage hip. I pray I will get past this fear soon and enjoy my running again. So thankful for this blog and all you inspiring folks Linda

    • #10241
      Dave Whiteside
      Participant

      Hi Linda,
      These exercises will definitely help you. Just listen to your body and ease back on your training if it hurts. Don’t give up, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to achieve anything. You can get past it. Good luck.
      Dave.

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