Today was a great day. It was the first time I’ve run in almost 6 weeks after being sidelined with a bone stress reaction in my femur. An injury caused by over-training in the lead up to the 2016 Melbourne Marathon.
For those who don’t know, bone stress reactions are the precursor to a stress fracture, a serious injury that all runners hope to avoid. Luckily my injury was diagnosed early thanks to great advice from my Osteo, Dr. Michelle Funder, who referred me to sports physician Dr. Tim Wood.
There is a valuable lesson to be learnt from my injury, don’t increase your training load too quickly. As you can see from my Strava chart below my weekly mileage increased very quickly from an average of 25km to almost 80km. The end result – body says no!
Disappointing as it is, I’m still excited for the event as I’ll be there to support my girlfriend who is aiming for a PB in what will be her 5th marathon. Pretty impressive! I’ll also be there to support the people I trained with along with everyone else from the Crosbie Crew.
Until next time..