Author Archives: Julian McGrath

Two years post hip labral tear

A trip to the hospital today for two facet joint injections for a herniated disc in my back drove something home for me- I have not raced since 2013 nor completed a marathon since 2012.  For me this was unthinkable … Continue reading

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Horror Show

The fourteenth months since the hip arthroscopy have been a horror show. About four weeks post op I was out one the bike and experienced backache on the same side of the operation. After months of the back injury relapsing … Continue reading

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20 weeks post hip arthroscopy – slow recovery

So I fully expected to be back running at this stage (even if the surgeons didn’t) . I’ve been pushing hard on the bike and have put in the odd run. The runs have been very very short and very … Continue reading

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Post op recovery wk15 – hip arthroscopy

My last post was 5 weeks post op and I was quite upbeat. Sadly recovery since that point has slowed dramatically. I’ve done three forest runs – just shy of 3 miles each time – and although I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Five weeks post op – hip arthroscopy

As I took some good advice and inspiration from other runners in the aftermath of this op I suppose I should return the favour to those who have had the same misfortune recently of being told “your running days are … Continue reading

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14days post op -hip arthroscopy

So it’s been two weeks since the operation and as I took a lot of heart in the pre-op stage from reading what others have had to say about their recovery I feel that I should share my post op … Continue reading

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Hip arthroscopy and running

So it’s been ages since my last blog. I was just into my 2,013 mile challenge in 2013 when I suffered a labral tear in my hip in February. Although I kept the challenge going up until August the prognosis … Continue reading

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Recovery runs the day after…

I blogged about the importance of these in the past and called them “piggy back” runs…So what about these ‘piggy-back’ runs? This is something I would recommend every marathon trainer do (possibly not if it is your first marathon though, … Continue reading

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Great article for triathletes and runners…studies on the effect of cycling cadence on running speed…

Originally posted on RunJunky:
Defintely one for the runners and traithletes out there… http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/triathlon-cycling-training-85

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Pre-marathon day advice

Congratulations, after months of sacrifice, long runs and plenty of self doubt you have made it to the big day. In many ways the hard part is done. Getting through marathon training without injury is not easy. I’ve trained for … Continue reading

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