Marathon Running in his Seventies on a Total Knee Replacements
So about six months after surgery with a new knee and tendon took about six months before I started running again. Coming to physical therapy at Dr. Stone's clinic, great physical therapist. And once I started running, within a short period of time, I built up my mileage up to 30 miles to 35 miles a week. Not fast. But it wasn't a run, it wasn't a jog, it wasn't a walk. Running around 11-minute miles on average, I'm trying to break 10-minute miles. I haven't. I've accomplished that a few times on a rare occasion. My PR is averaging between nine and 10-minute miles for six miles breaking an hour for six miles, but consistently running 30 to 35 every week for the last three years. And it's hoping to up the mileage. That's what I'm here for today to find out what I can do. And that's a go. So averaging 30 miles a week for three years with a total knee replacement and a tendon graft. Now I'm ready to go maybe a little bit more. I'm hoping to hit 40 miles a week in a couple, two or three weeks. We'll give it a try and, hopefully, I can run a little faster too.
Darren W. Profile
Alterations to what sports we play, and how we participate, sometimes must change with age and injury. For some, however, no other activity can replace their favorite sport. For Darren, nothing other than running brought him the same joy. After a total knee replacement and tendon repair, Darren has been running 30-35 miles per week on his replaced parts and is still working to run faster and further.