May 18, 2016
18 months post-op that all is going really well and that my metal hip is probably the best bit of me!
Running is getting better all the time, still not doing major mileages in training because my natural hip can get ‘limpy’ but speed is improving with intervals and treadmill work, current PBs are 23:07 for 5k and 48:11 for 10k (last Sunday) and these equate to a Master’s percentage of 72.5 (my best ever was around 74% so I am not complaining). I can run for a couple of hours/13 miles but when I did it ruined the speed I had managed to build up last fall – but I might risk a half-marathon race before the end of the year.
Biking is no problem, no long rides yet this year but managed a PB around my local speed-test circuit last week (by a few seconds) and in the same week had a beautiful afternoon on Stanage Edge (a gritstone crag) and managed to climb a couple of routes (Goliath’s Groove and Left Unconquerable) I last did about 40 years ago!
In the last few weeks there have been minor aches and pains from various muscles and joints but these have all cleared up quickly, and my BHR has been totally indifferent to all the increased activity over the last six months…
Big thanks to Mr McMinn for the invention and Chris Kershaw for the fitting – I think the natural hip probably has another year in it but I shall have no hesitation about getting another BHR when the time is right!