Started ramping up my running very gradually at 3 months post op,, consisted of 1 minute light jog, 1 minute walk,, worked up to 22 minutes of running at a moderate pace. Did my first triathlon since my THR last week( 5 months post op) and was amazed at how comfortable I felt coming off the bike. Last year it was misery making that transition due to hip pain. I finished 3rd in my age group ( 60-64) and even though my run pace was slow ( 9:28/mile) it gave me a huge boost in confidence that if I continue to gradually ramp up my runs I should cut that time by 1 minute/mile. Had only some slight pain in the gluteus minimus which disappeared after 2 days. Rolled it out and had my trigger point therapist give it a going over.
Will stick with shorter sprint distances this year and see how it continues to progress. I was quite happy with my results and hope others have had same results
2 weeks ago as I was walking on the treadmill at my gym,, I decided to try a little jogging. To my pleasant surprise I had no pain and it felt so much better the pre-op ! Since then I am doing about 12-15 minutes 2-3 times a week with jogging for 1 minute and walking for 30 seconds.
I do get a bit sore, not major sore,, about a 1 on a scale of 1-5 . Notice that after sitting for a bit, my first few steps are a bit tender but then the pain dissipates and I’m good. Anyone else have this same experience? Is it just part of the journey back to running or am I pushing it a bit too soon? I have a doctor appointment next week, assume they will xray to see if bone growth is apparent. Hope my doc is ok with this routine as I hope to extend it each week by a couple minutes. Hoping to do a sprint tri at end of April.
Just had my 1 month post op check up and everything looks good. Doc cleared me to resume swimming as incision has healed completely. We talked about a realistic time frame for me to resume some running. He wants to wait to see bone growth into the implant to ensure it is good and stable. Anyone else trying to move that window up a bit? I’m 63 so not a spring chicken, but would like to at least think I could get a sprint distance triathlon in late summer?