I'm about half way through an 18 week marathon training program. Everything has been going perfectly, but last weekend I was struck down with tendonitis on the top of my right foot, after finishing up a 32 mile week. I took 2 days off, did an 8 mile run with no pain, no issues. I then attempted a slow 15 mile run yesterday but after mile 5 the pain was too great. I walk back to my car (very deflating).My weekly mile totals have been steadily increasing, and I'm supposed to be ramping up to 44…See More
"I have found that putting in workouts on an erg (rowing machine), is very helpful. When you row with some intensity and duration, you get exactly the same cardo workout as running, but without the impact of pounding the pavement. You also get the…"
"Based on your description, it could possibly be a torn meniscus. Your description sounds exactly like how I described a pain to my doctor years ago. This is the injury they checked for. The only way to truly diagnose it, is a an MRI, with and…"
"Joe- I second what Eric said. I had a stress fracture in my foot back in July. I initially anticipated 4-6 weeks off, and it ended up being 10 weeks. I thought I would go crazy!! I used cycling to try to keep up my fitness. But I have had NO…"
"Thanks Eric. It's in my ankle. I tried rowing on my erg Tuesday to test it and that didn't help the situation. I was thinking of lap swimming this weekend, but maybe I'll switch gears and try pool running. I knew I was in an…"
"Time off, unfortunately is usually the best AND QUICKEST means of recovery. Depending where your fracture is, you might look to pool running or cycling as a good alternative right now. But you will get into trouble if you are not patient…"
Does anyone have useful information or web links regarding recovery from a stress fracture? I was just diagnosed on Wednesday, and it's killing me to just lay around. I need to figure out the best and fastest way of recovering. I'd eat a frog if I thought it would help. Thanks, JoeSee More