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Dont ask how ... but this week I have managed to break one of my toes.

Apparently it is fractured in two places, and I have been advised not to run for 6 weeks.
I had my first race this weekend, guess I will not be doing that now.

Has anyone else had a similar injury ?. 6 weeks does seem to be a long time - does anyone have any experience on recovery times in this area ?.

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I`m gutted for you mate.

Hope you recover quickly.
 

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rkavanagh said:
Dont ask how ...
I know you're going to hate this but... How did you break it?

I know a lady who was recently back racing six weeks on after breaking her toe - didn't seem to do her much harm. However, definitely best to follow the medical advice (IMO) - not that I'd follow it myself though!
 

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I broke the big toe on my left foot about three months ago in a biking accident. I went to hospital, had an x-ray taken and saw a specialist who said that there wasn't much they could do really. I asked if it'd be okay to go mountain climbing at the weekend, to which he said sure, it only occured to me later that he might have thought I was joking...

It hurt for a while, particularly when going downhill and probably took much longer to mend than it should have, I now have full movement back with the odd twinge.

In retrospect, I should have tried to stay off it as much as possible until it was better. I'd recommend taking the medic's advice, don't be daft like me.
 

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The toe is still hurting , though its been a week and a half since I broke it. Certainly could not contemplate running on it yet.

On the bright side, if there's ever a time to not be able to run it's got to be Winter...

On the downside, after 5-6 weeks of no running and Christmas excesses it is going to be a challenge to get back up to the same fitness levels again... :(

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Good news - the toe is fixed. Went for my first run in ages today and there wasn't so much as a twinge from my toe.

Bad News - Ran 4 miles and I have dropped my pace by 40 seconds a mile. I guess it is only to be expected, but it's a bummer to think it will take me weeks to get back to where I was before my injury.

Got to wear my new running kit I got for Chrimbo though :d:d:d
 

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Pleased for you mate, after a non running break like you have had, the time of your running is only to be expected. Glad to hear the toe isOK, I'm sure the times will start improving once you pound the streets regularly again.
 

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The toe is fully fixed. I have managed to regain my pace and more. I am now running faster than I ever have.

Much of this is because I now run with others which has really helped with getting my pace and stamina under control. I am training for the Knaresborough bed race, an annual event in my neck of the woods.

I have now managed to get my running up to three times a week, which now seems perfectly natural. It's sad to say that if I go more than 48 hours without running these days I start to feel as I am letting myself down.

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