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Hi i mentioned in an earlier thread from June this year about my accident with a car when cycling to workhttp://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?URN=4&UTN=176868&SP=&V=1#9338738
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?