THR December 1 feeling strong.. Prep for running?

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    • #19190

      Hi my name is J.R.  I am 59 years old and had a THR on December 1,2020.  Prior to surgery my hip pain limited my cardio to 30 minutes on the stair cli
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    • #19195

      Hello JR and I will certainly not speak from my past experience, but will relay what I am learning as I go through this like you as I am now only 10 days post-op.

      From what I have read as a collective opinion from this blog, “somewhere around 90 days“ post-op would be a decent point of reference. Personally, I already see two landmarks before I will think of even jogging for 30 seconds: 1) when I can climb stairs in and “athletic fashion” with zero pain and 2) when I can walk comfortably and briskly with zero pain and no “hitch” in my gait for 30 consecutive minutes. Aside from that, I’m sticking with advice from my experienced PT whom I trust deeply from her own years of athletic and training experience. Right now, when I have green lights on those three, I am going to give it a go! I would love that date to be around March 1 but also have accepted the reality it could be New Year’s Eve 2021!

    • #19197

      Hey JR just getting back to you as I too am “learning as I go“ and had surgery about three weeks after you. The Best exercise prep to return to running in my learning experience thus far seems like faster walking including up hills (to build strength) and down hills (to lengthen the stride) for 20+ min and as long as you want to go! The downside is I can’t get my HR much above 100 so combining walking with stationary cycling, eliptical, Air-Dyne, other is the path I am taking.

    • #19229

      Hey JR,

      15 weeks anterior post-op.

      Since there isn’t a ton of significant data on running and THR I’d default to what WedgeC said….90 days. I’ve seen it several times on different sites.

      My own experience – I’ve started incorporated slow, deliberate running (10min/mile) in my long walks that include big hills. I’m at 1.7 walks w/ hills and 1.3 running. Having patience is tough and the new hip “feels a bit weird” but no discomfort. Flexibility and strength getting better every day.


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