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      It’s taken me three years now post bilateral THR to actually recommit seriously to getting some jogging miles in. I was really regular 5k a day most d
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      Almighty Bob

      I remember the first time I broke into a jog when I was just out for a walk. I was feeling good and the pace felt good. There was a slight downhill, so I subconsciously started to run. Immediate ouch! It felt jarring and horrible.

      That was also the point when I realised that I wanted to be able to run again, but no longer had the strength in my muscles to do so.

      So, I started with some walking hill reps (I live in the mountains). The hills are great for the glutes and hamstrings, and a lot of your power comes from the glutes. I then started to introduce some short running intervals. Very short ones, mind, which I have slowly built up as my strength started to return. I am now able to run without all the jarring. It was just a matter of building those muscles back up again so that they can do their job of propelling you forward and absorbing impact.

      Start slowly. I kept building up my walking mileage (brisk walking pace) on the weekend long walk/run, whilst doing hills and intervals during the week. Also yoga and general S&C. You will get there in the end.

    • #20576

      Greetings No Spring In Step,

      I am having a similar post-Rt. hip replacement surgery on December 1, 2022. Within a month of surgery, I started long walks (up to 10 miles), 60 minute workouts an exercycle and elliptical machine, long bike rides (up to 28.6 miles) and weight workouts twice a week. Still, I simply cannot run yet. Frustrating! I have gone on four very slow jogs. Twice at six miles. I welcome hearing about any success stories that include similar slow progression into actual running, even if a transition into running takes six months or longer.

      I also welcome hearing success stories that include the eventual return to running 5K, 10K or further at 7:00/Mile pace or faster.

      Thanks and my best to you all!

      AKA: SureMissRunnin!

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