"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015
Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016
Western States 100 June 2016
Russ- Like I said there has been no doctor's diagnosis but I am 90% certain based on the severity of the symptoms that I am in the 6 weeks off variety of stress fracture. The comment on the bone scan is the exact reason that I don't feel like I need to bother with the doctor. You know how it would go. Doctor says "First we will get an x-ray that will tell us absolutely nothing, then we will schedule a bone scan for a couple weeks from now, then I will tell you to stay off of it for 6-8 weeks". I'll just skip the aggrevation and stay off of it for 6-8 weeks.
I appreciate the concern and I am planning on following the no weight bearing excercise until at least my next race (10K) on May 29th. As for the bike excercise I'm talking about something like a recumbent where I can push mostly with my heel. Trust me, this hurts enough that I know I'm injured and I will be taking it easy. I don't mind the soapbox, I'm here for the advice.
Ayola- Taking the hills into account I would say you have a solid plan. I really think you are going to surprise yourself when comes race day. It can't hurt to go out a little easy and kick it in if you feel like it.