I am almost 5 yrs post op on my right hip. At 6 months post op, I started back with a little running, never intending on getting back to the 20-25 miles a week I had been doing before the pain stopped me. Dr Clarke told me some running is ok but progress slowly and don’t do marathons. It felt so good to run pain free and as time went on I got more confident that nothing was going to go wrong with this hip.
Fast forward a little and in the last 3 yrs I have run my first marathon and several halfs and 15k’s, all in the top half of my age group. I have always run efficiently, using short strides. Training runs are generally around 8 15 to 8 30 pace. I do get some psoas discomfort sometimes, but nothing that some advil cant handle. I guess without any long term data about running and high impact sports on a new hip, we just have to go with our gut feeling on how much to push it.