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clicking hip

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 18:24

Hello Graham. Sorry to read all this.  If the head surgeon said it wasn't a torn labrum/ FAI, did he say what he thought it was?  

I had FAI and torn labrum in both hips.  I had operations in 2011 and 2012 and started running again in 2013 (9 months after the 2nd op). Before the operations, I had lots of clicking in my hips and lower back; since then, I haven't had much at all.  I've been able to get back to a good level of running, completing my first post-op marathon 2 weeks ago (and getting a 5 second PB!).

Good luck finding out what's wrong and getting it sorted. Keep pushing for an answer and remedy. And keep working on core stability, especially glutes.

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:49

Ha ha - who thought it was a hip replacement, OS? 

Matt Roberts 11 - huge congrats on your time, even though the extra few seconds (3:00:06 chip time) may seem annoying at the moment. Were we running near each other for part of it (female, white and red club vest)?

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:23

Hope everyone had a wonderful experience. I loved it out there today - lots of great support and perfect conditions. I ran a slight negative split to finish in 2:58:05 (chip time) - a PB by 5 seconds! That's 3 Abingdons and 3 2:58s.

Looking forward to hearing people's stories.

Thanks for the shout-out Fido2Dogs .  And for the cheers, photos and general organisation of the fab race, OS

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 20:03

Thanks to you and your team, OS, for all the efforts that go into tomorrow. I look forward to seeing you somewhere out there!

Can't believe how much I've eaten today…probably not a good thing, but I've enjoyed it!  

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 15:02

Ha ha - ditto, KPgirl (except the sick of food thing!!). Good luck tomorrow! 

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 16:48

Zirion - I'm a bit like you. McMillan says sub 3 is possible but I don't want to risk it on relatively little training (by relative, I mean compared with when I did get sub 3 in 2010).  I will therefore be looking for around 3:05-3:10, but will assess how things are going at halfway. 

Haven't got A/ B/ C targets as I'm trying to remember that this marathon is just to see how the hips work and to get points for the Grand Prix series.

Good to read everybody else's targets - keep them coming!

I'm not worrying about food…just eating lots of it!!  

Did km reps last night at marathon pace and it felt good . I'll train tomorrow with club and then do a very easy, short one on Saturday. What is everyone else doing?

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 14:39

That's great news about the weather, BadgerBoy! Fingers crossed it's similar to today.

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 20:07
Good work on the course PB. I was happy with my parkrun time of 18:33. Lungs were really feeling it after. Can't wait for Abingdon day to arrive so I know I'm healthy!

Maybe 10 miles tomorrow - not fast - while I watch Oxford Half.

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 22:29

As you say, J Swizzle, there's not much difference between 2:50:xx and 2:49, so you may be best to see how it's going in the first half and then push it up a little in the 2nd half. Nothing like a negative split and flying past people in the latter stages of a marathon!

5 mile reps done tonight. Backed off the pace a little (6:30 averages) to conserve energy and loved it. Very relaxed run in the rain.  This taper is making me hungry, though - constantly nibbling…and not all healthy stuff either!!

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 09:12

J Swizzle - no, it doesn't really change my race plan…I still don't think I have enough medium-long/ marathon-paced runs.  Typing the 5 mile time into McMillan did give a sub-3 prediction, though, so my brain may tempt me to start off faster on the day.

Several family members and work colleagues are getting bugs and I'm off work this morning with a sick child. Typical!!  

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