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Kate:<br><br>
I noticed in the workout thread the other day that you are doing walk/run now....Yippee! So, is the SF all better? I am so happy for you, I know it was a long long road....<br><br>
Happy running! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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Hi Julie, thanks for the well wishes. 14 very long weeks for me, I know it was a lot less for you. How is your running? Are you back to where you were before injury yet?<br><br>
My legs are sore even after just 4 miles and I am slooow. I know I'll get back to where I was eventually but I want to take it easy so I don't re injure.
 

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Kate: I think it was a little more than 8 weeks for me. I have been running again now for 6-7 weeks. I did 8.5 on Sunday. It is coming back slowly. I am still slower than I was. It's funny, it is really hard now, but not the cardio....it's my legs....they are soooo tired. And it seems it takes at least 3 miles for me to get my groove on.......anyway......it is improving so that's good.<br><br>
I'm glad you are on the road to recovery!
 

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Can I butt in to your little Stress Fracture thread?<br><br>
Julie, how long did you do a run/walk combo? I have been out twice. The first time was awful. Not painful just felt yucky. The second time I did a 4min/run 2 min/walk combo for 30 minutes and it just wasn't enough. Too easy.
 

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Hey Kristine. I guess it may be different for everyone but I am going on the conservative side. MY rehab plan is 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, etc. for 6 weeks. The distance started at 2 miles with a 1 mile increase every week. I am running 3 days per week non consecutive days.<br><br>
It felt easy at first but for me increasing distance is difficult. Of course I was also off running for 14 weeks.<br><br>
Pfitzinger has a return from injury plan but my doc felt that it was too aggressive for me being out as long as I was. The main problem is building back muscle and tendon strength.<br><br><a href="http://www.pfitzinger.com/labreports/stressfracture.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.pfitzinger.com/labreports...fracture.shtml</a>
 

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I have another question for you guys. Were you 100% pain free before you started running again?<br><br>
I was 100% when I started last week. Ran twice last week and had no problems with my SF location. Last night was my first technique swim class (lots of kicking). Later this morning I started feeling that old twinge right on the SF spot. Not painful mind you but noticeable.
 

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Yes, I was completely pain free. You should not have pain in the same location, I would go back to see your doc.
 

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Mine was not 100% painfree right away...first 10 days I could feel it was different, didnt hurt, no swelling, but different. My ortho said watch for pain & swelling....haven't had either so far.<br><br>
Kristine: I started doing Walk 3 min run 1 min, for 45-60 minutes. Then I would do run 3 min, walk 1 min for 45.....then moved to run 5 min, walk 1 min, for 45. Then I did run 9 min, walk 1 min for 30-35 (cuz I was running so much more). Then after I did that a couple of times I slowly increased the running from 30 min, to 40, etc.<br><br>
I did run/walk for 2 weeks, then got into just running.<br><br>
My longest so far has been 8.5. You really really need to go by how you feel. It is amazing how hard it is getting back. I just did 5.5 today and I feel like I am the bionic woman running in slow motion....legs feel like I am on a brick run......it takes time <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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