Stress Fracture

Stress Fracture - Getting to the root of the problem!

Stress Fracture - Getting to the root of the problem!

Slightly ironic title as pretty much on the same day I found out I had a Stress fracture I had to have root canal and it got me thinking that I needed to get to the bottom of why I had a stress fracture.

It is really important that with any injury that you get they you try and figure out the cause. There is no point resting doing rehab and then cracking on like normal. This will inevitably lead to you getting injured again. I have had a few injuries in my time and have always tried to figure out the cause and build prehab (way better than rehab) into my programme.

Don't stress it!

Don't stress it!

The marathon was a bit of a disaster, it rained from start to finish and as a result my silly insoles slipped all over the place despite me having stuck them in place (clearly not very well). I ended up running with my heel hitting the carbon plate of the insole which quickly turned into a blister. I also ended up getting pins and needles in my foot because the movement of the orthotic raised my food and made my laces super tight. As I spent most of the race worrying about this and trying to claw the thing back into place with my toes I didn’t notice anything wrong with my right leg. Fast forward to the end of the race and my legs felt like they had been smashed with a bat, somehow I still managed to run 3:00:36, the course was 200m long so I am claiming that as a sub 3hr marathon! Over the following days walking was a bit of an issue and I knew something wasn’t quite right with my leg.