Checking in 10 months post-op (second hip May 2016, first hip Sep 2015,) completed a 10 X 5K ultra last Saturday. You run a 5K every hour, on the hour, for 10 hours. Fun right? It doesn’t seem too bad until around 5K number 7… when the wheels can start to come off the bus. I had done one before, pre-op and found myself struggling during that one due to bad hips and the problem of just tightening up and very tired legs. My strategy this time was to rest between each 5K by rolling out my legs and hips on a foam roller and walking around to stay loose. I’ve learned that on any ultra sitting down is your worst enemy. It paid off this time… finished 31 miles with a total time of 4 hours and 23 minutes or about an 8:30 pace overall.
Got a 50K coming up in May to celebrate the first full year with 2 new hips.