Flying Pig in Cincinnati (Read 848 times)

    Forgive my ignorance, but aren't stress fractures more of a function of quantity of running as opposed to speed? (And also to sudden increases in either of the above?). Just askin'
    In my experience, no. Stress fractures usually happen when an athlete increase the stress on his or bones too quickly over a short period. The increase could be from more mileage, more intensity, harder surfaces or something else. In my case the increase was in too many fast intervals on hard surfaces (an indoor track.) One rule of thumb with stress fractures is if it hurts stop doing it. When I had a stress fracture in my foot, I could run easy mileage on the roads with no pain. As soon as I ran fast, I felt some pain. As soon as I ran fast around tight corners on the mondo-over-concrete indoor track, I felt acute pain.

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      Jeff, I did not catch this question earlier. I agree with Mikey. You can get a stress fracture from too much effort, to much intensity, too much quantity, the wrong shoes, worn out shoes and underlying muscular or ligamentous inflammation (such as shin splints). Too much stress and you will get a break.
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          Jeff, I did not catch this question earlier. I agree with Mikey. You can get a stress fracture from too much effort, to much intensity, too much quantity, the wrong shoes, worn out shoes and underlying muscular or ligamentous inflammation (such as shin splints). Too much stress and you will get a break.
          Running a 22-miler at PR pace, 10 days before the marathon where you run a PR. on concrete? Uh, not so good Black eye

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            Yeah, years ago I also discovered that 1000+ interval-filled miles on one pair of shoes didn't help matters much either... Blush

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