Posted: 29/06/2015 at 20:59
I am gutted for you Kate, I have had some injuries over the winter (including a stress fracture in my fibula). But I am back, did the North Devon Marathon yesterday, next event is the Croyde Triathlon (sorry).
The bad news is that after 6 weeks you may just get a smaller cast for another 6 weeks (double sorry) I know someone who was in a cast for 18 weeks (triple sorry) this is a link to 'not cycle training over Winter'
there is some relevant information in there; short sharp training keeping up fitness for example. I am thinking that doing some 'upper body stuff' with kettle bells, dumbbells etc. immediately and asking when you can get in the pool? Ask about a waterproof/removable cast if they want to put another cast on in 6 weeks to allow this. The amount of time in a cast will depend on how badly broken the leg is.
Some people say that taking a Calcium/Vit. D supplement can help with healing, others say this is c**p! So swimming first (see Dr for details) then I am thinking Turbo trainer? This should be easier on you than road and will allow you to do just enough and stop as soon as it becomes uncomfortable. Running is going to be the biggie but half decent second hand running machines (Ebay) are £150 (ish) again this should be easier than road/trail.
Most important; don't be in too much of a hurry, trying to come back too soon will extend the healing process. Hopefully you have an understanding Dr/Consultant!
Good luck keep me/us informed! In time you will come back rested and raring to go (like me at the moment!)