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2187 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2008 5:11 AM by spicegeek RSS
Jessruns256 Rookie 6 posts since
Nov 17, 2008
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Nov 17, 2008 3:07 PM

running after surgery

Last Monday I had my gallbladder removed.  That day I had finally run a full 30 minutes.

I am going to start runnng again late next week, any ideas as to how long I should aim for?

  • Active Toby Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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    1. Nov 18, 2008 12:07 PM (in response to Jessruns256)
    Re: running after surgery

    Congrats on a successful surgery and return to running. Not sure what to tell you in terms of ramping back up because I'm not sure where you left off. Tell us a little about your abilities and perhaps we can go from there





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  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    2. Nov 18, 2008 4:41 PM (in response to Jessruns256)
    Re: running after surgery

     

    ok steady on there tiger ! Did you get the Ok to run so soon after your surgery - I was told to wait 4 weeks

     

     

     

     

     

    I bounced back pretty fast but I could still feel my stitches pulling for a good while after

     

     

     

     

     

    If you ran 30 mins - I assume you were at the last week of the c25k - go back 2 weeks and try day 1 - if that feels good carry on from there - if not go back another week - listen to your body - you may feel more fatigued - you did just have major surgery and your body is healing - you need rest - You also may find some food don`t digest well - I was not too interested in eating for a good month or so after

     

     






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  • aj01 Pro 143 posts since
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    5. Nov 19, 2008 1:00 PM (in response to Jessruns256)
    Re: running after surgery

     

    Was the surgery done laproscopic or just a normal incision?  Your core muscles were probably cut through either way which could have some effect on your running.  I would try walk as soon as possible but take the running pretty conservatively but that's just my opinion.

     

     

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    6. Nov 20, 2008 5:11 AM (in response to Jessruns256)
    Re: running after surgery

     

    fatty foods didn`t go down well - For the most part I can eat just about anything but low quality fatty meat and cheese are off the menu - but I also don`t really want them so I don`t care ! For the first month I didn`t really want anything much - I was eating really small meals

     

     

     

     

     

    My stitches pulled for a good 3 months after - maybe more - I got very good at ignoring it - I was training for a push / pull up competition- crazy core work - I could tell when the stiches started to dissolve ! I was told to be careful with lifiting weights for 8 weeks - my doc said he usually says 4 -6 but becuase I was training heavy and very dynamic he wanted to err on the side of caution.

     

     

     

     

     

    On saying all that 10 days after my operation I was scuba diving in Hawaii - the only thing I couldn`t do was cary my own stuff !! 

     

     

     

     

     

    I started running before I started lifting - I really didn`thave a problem 

     

     






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

    Find the Half Marathon Team on FACEBOOK

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