I had to take 3 weeks off due to what I tought was a tibial stress fracture. Symptoms were their localized pain on bone etc...I took 2 weeks off completely and just tried to forget about it. At the end of week 2 I seen an orthopedic doctor who perscribed an MRI scheduled for next week. Just this past week(week 3) I was feeling no pain at all in the area so I did a run/walk for a half hour every other day, than today ran for a 1/2 hour stright again I feel no pain at all.It's weird it was a sure sighn of a stress fracture 3 weeks ago now I can't even remember what it felt like.
Anyways because of my findings I'm starting to run again. Pre injury this is what I was doing during my base-
M-30 min easy
T-60min w/ tempo
W-45 min easy
TH-60 min easy
F-30 min easy
S-45 min easy
SU-90 min easy/progression
During the last 3 weeks I have been cycling for maybe half the time I would have spent running. For the life of me I could not simulate a running heart rate for even 5 mins. Week 3 did inculde those short bouts of running of 5 min alterd with 5 min walks. I'm actually considering just canceling my MRI and just going back into my normal schedule. Does anyone think that would be a bad idea? I read somewhere that it takes the same amount of time that you were off to regain your old level of fitness. Taking another 3 weeks just to get back to my old volume seems a bit steep.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.