Possible Metatarsal Stress Fracture???

During Wednesday's run, I felt a slight twinge climbing a small incline. However, considering it didn't last for more than a few seconds I didn't give it any further thought. A little more pain off and on during Thursday's easy run, so I laid off completely on Friday. Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to have been enough. Today was supposed to be a 20+ over slightly rolling terrain and by 6 miles my foot was not happy.

I've tried walking around a bit today with different shoes, but no luck. We'll give it a week or so, and if I can walk without any pain after that, I'll start easing back into the routine. Unfortunately, I've got a 6-hr Endurance run in 4 weeks.

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Comment by Ron Morgan on September 7, 2010 at 7:41am
I don't know if my self-diagnosis was accurate, as I never went to the doctor to confirm, but it was two solid weeks before I could walk without pain. Laid off completely for three weeks before a couple of tentative short runs to see how everything was going last week. By Friday, I was confident that I could manage the 6 hr Endurance run on Sunday, as long as I was willing to call it quits, if necessary.

Sunday's run at Flatlander was awesome. No pain in my foot and I managed to complete 33+ miles in the 6 hours.

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