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 climber, 10 minutes of intervals on the elliptical and 5 three minute rounds on the heavy bag (3x a week) Up to a month before surgery my resistance training workout consisted of 6 super-sets and 3 individual stations. Among other things, I was doing cleans, dead lifts, leg presses step-ups all of which engaged my hips (2x a week)
My surgeon is an excellent technical surgeon who used the anterior -lateral approach. Unfortunately , he does not support high impact activities like running. After an agonizing and extremely painful first week I was walking unassisted on day 8 post surgery. By day 12 I was walking 1/4 mile with ease and no pain. I am now 29 days post surgery and I easily walked 2 miles and my cardio workout is 7 three minute rounds on the heavy bag and 20 minutes of intervals on the spin bike.
My questions are: What should I be doing to best prepare to run again? How long should I wait before I start incorporating jogging a few steps into my walks? What warning signs should I be on the look out for that may indicate I am pushing it to far?