Running With a Cracked Rib

When to re-start and how far?

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15/01/2003 at 14:10
Has anyone direct experience of this. Following a small mishap involving a stationary bus I now have the pleasure of a cracked upper right rib.

Normal breathing is OK but my GP (himself a runner) has advised me to take care.

Views on distances please. I have entered the Stamford 30K and want to know if this is still realistic.
15/01/2003 at 14:30
Hey there,
I cracked three ribs last summer playing tag rugby (and they said it was no contact ... hmm) I foolishly went training after only a few weeks off and after a couple of days (not much - about 3 times 5K) my back went into spasm. I was at work at the time and just getting to the doctor was no cake walk. Took at least a week for the worst of the back pain to go and I still have trouble with it now when I get tired or after running. Think I might have to get physio and probably shouldn't have put it off as long as I have. I cracked my ribs last July and still have the odd twinge from them. My advice is not to rush into training.
15/01/2003 at 16:00
when is Stamford - have had a look at events like
15/01/2003 at 16:20
18th February its called the St Valentines 30k. You can enter via RW, look in Lincolnshire / February
15/01/2003 at 16:57
don't want to enter thanks, just trying to assess your prognosis
- which you wont be surprised is er not good!

Leave it a good week, take it very gently ++, don't push it at all - can build up rapidly if symptom free - but I guess you'll be lucky to be fit by then

good luck
15/01/2003 at 18:36
there was a previous thread that might help:
15/01/2003 at 18:38
oops no link, try this
Bruised/broken ribs?
15/01/2003 at 19:06
Oh well, thanks Big Al, I think you are right. Car for two weeks and gently reintroduce myself back. Shame really I had just got back to a 50 mile week.

It is my own fault though!
19/01/2003 at 09:51
Went for a three mile walk on Saturday. No problems.

Its amazing how much more you see walking compared to running.
19/01/2003 at 20:38
Feeling a lot better today five days later. I think the miles are a long way away though.
19/01/2003 at 20:58
in which case you could try a gentle jog maybe - very very cautiously like - but let your own body guide you
20/01/2003 at 19:29
I will do tomorrow (Tuesday) it will have been a week then.
21/01/2003 at 17:39
Did 8 minutes tonight, just round the block. Running uphill and on the level OK, a bit jarring downhill.

Very deep breathing would be a problem but that distance is not even sweat inducing.

I will do the same tomorrow.
23/01/2003 at 23:15
Does anyone want a daily update on this condition from poorly to complete recovery?
24/01/2003 at 18:12
No then...........
24/01/2003 at 19:34
NO not daily,
hourly might be just acceptable!
24/01/2003 at 20:46
Hourly, thats rediculous. I'm boring but not that boring. Though EVERYBODY at work now knows!
25/01/2003 at 10:30
Hello 1/2MG

A lot better today, the vice like feeling has gone. I now feel bruised rather than broken

Head and knee OK
25/01/2003 at 10:37
Hi Steady Eddy,
glad to hear you are feeling better,
have a nice recovering week-end!
25/01/2003 at 10:55
Thanks, update tomorrow.
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