I have had three stress fractures. Metatarsals right foot (out for 9 months), left foot (out for 6 months) and the lesser trochanter which is part of the femur (out for 3 months but caught it early)
They are all different and depending on location can take a long time to heal. The bone should be healed by now, provided it had enough rest. I experienced pain and discomfort when I returned to running after each of my fractures. This pain / discomfort can continue for quite a few months. I sometimes still 'feel' these SF's and I had the last one two years ago.
I found this site very informative, especially as it is basically a blog by an elite runner who did a thesis on bone recovery.
Well done everyone, it was my 5th and definitely the hardest.
Warren - Fantastic run, that was well deserved.
Bike it - Scored in overtime!
SD - it was good to see you at the expo, I really hope Douglas made it.
My strategy was to run fast to 60km as I was lacking long runs, this worked well as I suffered from hypoglycemia and dehydration from about 70km which meant I had to walk in from Pollys finishing in 8:48. Collected my medal promptly passed out and ended up in the medical tent for an hour or so.
Jacquie - Take it easy during the next few days and you will be fine.
I am on 1018 miles, but lacking long runs. I will be able to tell you at the top of Inchanga whether this is a good or bad thing, but I suspect the former! No idea about elevation but I should be okay as Dubai Dave did a few Comrades and the only hill he had to deal with during training was on his way out of the parking garage!