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Broken Ankle

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:32

10 weeks since break, still feel a long, long way from being able to run. 

Adidas Adizero Tempo Boost 7

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 10:09

@Mike L

I'm considering these. Could I ask you about sizing? I'm a 10.5 in regular Adidas shoes, should I go up or down a half?


Broken Ankle

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 13:23

4 months doesn't sound too bad Cinders what with an op. Were you running with discomfort or was it all OK?

Not even been a month yet for me. I know I'm also going to be scared of a relapse when I eventually do. Rehab exercises and strengthening is the key I guess.

Any good broken ankle recovery stories out there to keep me upbeat?

Broken Ankle

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 17:07

Thanks Cinders, how quickly did they decide you needed an op? How long before you ran again?

Broken Ankle

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 20:03

Hi Kamoshika,

you're absolutely right. When I tell people I have a broken ankle and I don't have a cast they're surprised but I've subsequently discovered that for my kind of break -(fibula) - this is quite common depending on how bad things are. I'm reasonably optimistic of a reasonably fast recovery.

Broken Ankle

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 12:54

Thanks Jazzij and limper for your replies. 

Hi Scott1973

many thanks for that link. Will be useful in a few weeks. Still too painful at the moment.

My fitness levels were good leading up to my slip. i was taking a very long-term approach to marathon training and had already been building up over the previous few months. Was doing up to 10 miles at weekend and 4 x 3 or 4 miles in the week. Mainly at low intensity, couple of tempo sessions - but I was attempting to build a solid base.

I would still like to do the Brighton Mara and wouldn't be put off by run/walk. My biggest concern would be making the injury I have worse or seeing a recurrence. I'm aiming to make running a lifelong pursuit (I'm 50) and don't want to risk rushing back just to achieve a single objective.


Would really love to hear from people who had broken ankles and made successful returns.

Broken Ankle

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 21:32

I broke my ankle between Christmas and New year. Slipped on some black ice. Hobbled home thinking it was a sprain but went to A&E next day and had fractured fibula in five pieces. Had heavy cast on for a week, then at follow up appointment had it taken off. Consultant said all I'd need was an airboot, so I'm wearing that when I leave the house but barefoot rest of time. Something about this doesn't feel right. I thought I'd be in a cast a bit longer - a lighter one. It still really hurts and I can't put any weight on it. Swelling still quite major and lot of blue bruising.

Searching online just brings confusion.

Anyone else had a broken ankle and experienced similar laid back treatment? And any general advice from a runners perspective on making a solid recovery - physically and mentally (I'm a bit blue about missing out on the marathon I'd planned and looking on jealously as everyone else is out running).

HADD Training Method

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:14

Hi Ecce - I'm in North London, it's not exactly the Alps but where I live it's quite bumpy - my local park used to be a dry ski slope. One downside of HR training is it makes you notice all those little inclines that you never noticed before but do now cos they raise your HR. You sort of remap your local area. I'm beginning to wonder if anywhere is truly flat! 



HADD Training Method

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:25

Thanks for the encouragement Teknik.

Very sorry to hear your bad news. Hope you're back on your feet soon.


HADD Training Method

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:14

Hi Nayan

yeah, I start slow. I'm generally OK for the first 20 minutes. what i struggle with is keeping a steady HR after that and in knowing the right thing to do when it does start creeping up (stop, walk or slow down?)

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