its been hard after the first two cartilage operations I got back to a good level and was training for a sub 3 hours Marathon Spring 2015 when I got the microfracture injury. That was roughly in the March, I did some light jogging but in the end I couldn't run at all. Pre operation I did a lot of strength work in the gym. After the microfracture operation last year I tried to do some light jogging to soon which put me back. Over the next few months I had a few tries at getting back to running but it wasn't right. The first few runs were hard and to be fair they still are but hopefully with time things will get easier.
Well it's been along time since I've posted or to think of it even read anything on RW but after another 12 months out I'm on the comeback trail.
I had my third knee operation October 2016, microfracture which has taken a lot long than I thought it would to recover from. Thirteen months since the operation I'm now running 3/4 times a week about 25/30 miles, nearly fully pain free. I'm hoping to get up to 50 miles a week and racing half marathons (sub 1.20) at decent level again.
Has anyone else had three arthroscopy operations including two cartilage trims on both knees and a microfracture and got back to a good competitive standard?
Doing Manchester for the first time this year, it will be my fourth marathon but only ever done one fully fit. Training hard for a Sub 2.50 up to 60/70 miles a week, fingers crossed the wheels don't come off!
I'm in this year one of my favorite halfs. Fingers crossed I can beat my previous course best 1.18.50 (would of been quicker but got sent the wrong way in 2012!) but after doing Farndon 10K I know it will be well organised this time round.