Since then i started cycling again (about 60 mile a wk at moment) from middle of October and went back to work as a postman 4 wks ago and am on light duties.So have managed to walk for about 2 hours a day in my job with very little discomfort.
The last time i saw my specialist he said running could be possible as long as i keep it off road and shorter distances.Because of the nature of my injury the chance of getting arthiritis in my joint is much higher than before.
The problem is i really don't know what to do?
I have been an athlete for 30 years,20 of those yrs as a racing cyclist and 10 yrs off and on as a runner.So do i carry on cycling with all the dangers it brings (don't want to get knocked off again) and start doing a few time trials or sportives to get the high end fitness i am used to or do i persevere with running hoping that in the years to come i won't get arthiritis.I know that i would have to try the pose method of running to minimise shock to the hips,but at the moment don't know what to do for the best.
My head says cycling as it will keep my joints running smooth and fluid but my heart says keep running but am worried about the constant jarring.
Has anyone else had a similar injury and how did you cope?
Hi M Rhodes,just like AllnewTb said,it is residue of smoking or exercised induced asthma.I have had Exercised induced asthma for 30 yrs and it hasn't stopped me been an successfull athlete.I was a top timetrialist in cycle racing for 20 yrs and a decent runner doing a 17 min 5k,35 min 10k,1.00.16 10 miles and 1.24.00 half mar.I usually coughed and sluttered ,renched until sick on many occassions but medication over the years has helped.So you deffo need to see doc.
IT happened about 8.20 am mon the 23rd may.On Geldard rd (A62) Leeds at the junction with Royds farm rd industrial estate nr the junction of the beeston ring rd A6110.The hit and run driver drove back up the hill towards Gildersome.It was a peugeot 206 in pale blue.I had 6 witnesses who took down the reg number but police said the reg number was not registered so obviously had false number plates.
PS. just a few wks before the accident i was just about to getting back into running after a yr off (was cycling 20 mile a day instead).Went out on a good run with Dewsbury road runners the tues before(about 8 mile run) and was planning to go out with them again until the accident happened.Will plan to go with Dewsbury lot again in 6 months.Hopefully!