Hi I did this race two years ago and im looking forward to doing hopefully a big pb. Other than the climb the route is on a slight decline. Personally, as the miles went on, the downhill bits were the more painful ones on the old legs. Race is very well organised and I would highly recommend entering it
Well i was diagnosed with a tibial stress fracture six weeks ago after completing the m2m challenge; a distance of 450 miles over 11 days. Prior to that i had been regulary etching up weekly mileages of 100 miles plus. All was well until half way into my race i got injured. The race organiser first thought it was compartment syndrome followed by maybe a twisted ankle. Anyway the up shot was i completed the race by dragging my carcass over the distance the remaining days.
When i came home i took a trip up to the a&e and they very kindly told me the bad news. My stress fracture (if that is what it actually is!), is just above where the foot meets the leg. I say "maybe" stres fracture, as i have had two x rays with the latter showing some fracture lines.
How does one go along getting an MRI scan or bone density scan? It would be good to have proof that i do indeed have a fracture. For one thing, it would make it easier for me to get my head around this.
As it is i started back this week on the static bike twice after having my leg in plaster for 4 weeks and now wearing a walking boot.
I dont seem to have much pain just walking around my house boot free but it does tend to ache in bed at times especially as i lie on my front which pushes my toes away from my foot.
I also find that when i try to rotate my ankle etc i get quite a bit of pain on the shin.It's also still painful to the touch,
My gym physio tells me i am looking at another six weeks before i can return to running. I have to say i am sooo struggling with that. I am an ultra runner and its hard to see my fitness level decreasing. I have decided to learn to swim with a view to doing triathlons next year and have long term goals of the brecon 50 in May and the tooting 24hr race in September.