Posted: 24/02/2010 at 21:21
I broke tib and fib back in 2004 and then took up running in 2006 with the race for life. I got really good shoes- pro grid omni which give some stability but not too much- had my gait analysed. by 2007 did first half marathon having never really run before and have run regularly ever since. Increase miles slowly, don't wear high heels- they are lethal. Take high strength cod liver oil.
I haven't had any problems, I just ensure that I gradually increase mileage adn change shoes every 500 miles or so. Ionly run 3 or 4 days a week so I get a rest. I can still occasionally feel the plate and screws, but not the wires. Will sometimes ache a bit but nothing much and not for long enough to put me off running. perhaps I've been a bit cautious, but I was in my 40's when I broke my ankle slipping over in the mud on a country walk.
Good luck and be positive- fast walking is a good way to prepare you joints and muscles to build up. personally I coudln't swim for a while as waggling my foot hurt.