I'm recovering from a stress fracture in my third metatarsal which I got by going barefoot (in Vibrams) too fast and without enough preparation. I am just finishing four weeks in an air cast, and transitioning out of it for the next week. I have two questions for successful barefoot runners:
1. What can I do to speed my recovery (my lower leg is noticeably skinnier and atrophied and my foot is really weak.)
2. How can I train to get back to barefoot running without re-injuring myself?
Help would be appreciated, as my podiatrist just keeps telling me to wear orthotics.