Category Archives: General

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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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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Running, life and motivation

Originally posted on RunJunky:
Life and running are uncannily similar . I suppose you could say the same for any sport . How you approach it says a lot about your character and how you live your life. One of…

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Piggy-back success!

Originally posted on RunJunky:
I haven’t blogged in a couple of months so I decided that since I have run a half marathon, 10k and the Belfast Marathon, that it was time for a brief update… I finished the last…

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