KarenG


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Calcaneus stress fracture - healing time?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 13:38

I am now 6 weeks in from an incomplete stress fracture to the heel bone (overuse - too many ultras I suspect!) Found out via MRI after 4 weeks and wore an air cast boot for 2 weeks. Have had no pain for 2-3 weeks now. Initially my physio said 6-8 weeks but then a foot and ankle clinician said that all fractures take 3 months to heal properly. Having already missed several races I am wondering how soon I should return to running and how I should approach the build up to get back to normal. During the 6 weeks off I have been aqua jogging with a flotation belt 4 times a week, swimming and cycling (in the gym). Hoping I haven't lost too much fitness! I have London Marathon  in less than 3 weeks so I guess that's out too. Any other runners been through this and can give some advice? Thanks!

Plantar fasciitis... London marathon in 3 week- need advice

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 13:16

I would not run at all between now and the marathon - your foot needs complete rest. PF takes a notoriously long time to heal. My husband had it for several months. He found that taping his foot really helped though - there are plenty of videos on youtube showing you how to tape for PF - maybe give it a try? Good luck anyway. I can sympathise, having been out of action for 6 weeks now with a heel bone stress fracture. Have missed several races so far and VLM looks very unlikely.

Rome Marathon 2013

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 17:37
I won't be running - MRI this week revealed a stress fracture of the heel bone Good luck to everyone running and if any friends or family need a number and want to run, let me know!

Comrades 2013

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 11:21
Good to see you are all getting the miles in. I had a good Jan but got injured 3 weeks ago - ankle - and haven't run since. Pulled out of Llanelli 40 mile 2 weeks ago and looks like I'll be spectating at Rome marathon next week. Have booked MRI so fingers crossed I can get to the bottom of it soon. Next goal London. Has anyone else had time out for injury and still made the start line for Comrades?

Gloucester marathon

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 21:41
They are not a charity - a private events company. I can't comment on the profits of course!

Gloucester marathon

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 18:18
I'm with David on this one. They should reschedule in which case the food items already purchased could be re-used. Or offer a percentage refund in the form of a discounted entry into another of their races. It's not the sum of money that's in question, it's the principle that they haven't offered and have potentially done rather well,out of it. I believe the same thing happened with their Cotswold marathon in the past. If you are going to arrange marathons in January you have to be prepared to reschedule due to bad weather and possibly get an alternative date in the calendar just in case.

Gloucester marathon

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:22

I have been informed by the organisers that the Glos marathon and 50K will not be rescheduled, despite alluding to that fact when the race was 'postponed'. As yet, there is no mention on their website of this or any form of refund or discount off future BTL races. Is anyone else angry and disappointed about this or is it just me? I don't feel this should go unnoticed!

Gloucester 50k 2013

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:21

I have been informed by the organisers that the Glos marathon and 50K will not be rescheduled, despite alluding to that fact when the race was 'postponed'. As yet, there is no mention on their website of this or any form of refund or discount off future BTL races. Is anyone else angry and disappointed about this or is it just me? I don't feel this should go unnoticed!

Rome Marathon 2013

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 10:04

EKGO - bring it on!

Rome Marathon 2013

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:21

Has anyone yet managed to find out where the cobbled areas are and how long they last for? I was told it was 50% cobbled but I can't believe that!

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