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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 09:46:13 PM »

I stayed in the 2130's for about 3 weeks. I then switched into Flows because it was winter time. I did the walk/run method for over two months. I landed very flat footed to spread the load across the most area. I then slowly worked into a mid/fore foot landing as I could tolerate it. I took it very easy and analyzed every little twitch my foot gave me. While I still had foot pain, it was the long lingering pain from the breaks, not fresh injuries from over doing it. It took me a while to learn the difference between being sore, and actually being hurt. It takes experience to learn this. I have no doubt you will develop the same self diagnosis skills. It still gives me some pain today, but it is only nagging pain. It doesn't hurt at all while running. It just doesn't like the cold, or being cold. The thing that happened with me is I had to dial back my planned schedule about 3 or 4 times. Its great to set goals to stay motivated, but you also must be smart. It is always faster to do it right the first time than doing it twice. Good luck with your recovery and hit me up if you think I can help you with anything.

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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2012, 05:16:32 PM »

Update: so far so good. On week two of running, which means 1/2 mile every other day. Not much, but it's a start. In cushioned sneakers so far, and no pain. The bone feels pretty much 100%, even when I push on it with some force.

Only thing is, I don't like the cushioned shoes. They are heavy and have too much heel. I accept that I need some cushioning - for now at least, and maybe forever. That's ok. But I'd like a shoe that allows for a more natural feel even while having some cushioning. Considering the merrell bare access or altra instinct, but I don't know if those are enough for me. #1 goal has to be no more stress fractures! So maybe something like the kinvara, even though that's pretty thick.

Not sure yet, but suggestions welcome. Just happy to be pain free and running (even a very little bit!).
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2012, 05:57:10 PM »

Only thing is, I don't like the cushioned shoes. They are heavy and have too much heel. I accept that I need some cushioning - for now at least, and maybe forever. That's ok. But I'd like a shoe that allows for a more natural feel even while having some cushioning. Considering the merrell bare access or altra instinct, but I don't know if those are enough for me. #1 goal has to be no more stress fractures! So maybe something like the kinvara, even though that's pretty thick.

qcassidy, glad you're back in action!

I've been using the Altra Instinct for really long runs (13 - 15 miles) and on days when my feet need to recover.  It's got way too much cushioning for me.  My feet get all confused because I really can't feel the ground.  However, the zero drop of the Altra Instinct is, for me, a blessing in disguise because when I do run in them I can maintain that forefoot landing and just a slight touch of the heel.  It doesn't make my form regress back to when I was using regular running shoes.  The wide toebox is also a nice touch, especially if you have mutant wide feet like mine.
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 06:15:22 PM »

Glad you're able to get out again qcassidy.  Here are a some more options you might consider:

Saucony Hattori LS - available sometime this month, has zero drop and 15mm stack height (approx 5 ounces per shoe)(the non-laced version is 4.4 ounces per shoe):

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpageMRS-SHTLCM1.html

Or if you want a little less stack height, the road glove has a 11 mm stack height (6.9 ounces per shoe):

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpageMRS-MRGLM1.html

For reference sake, the Altra Instinct has a 16mm stack height (9 ounces per shoe):

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpageMRS-ALTINBK.html
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012, 07:59:38 PM »

Thanks guys. Smiley good to be starting again.

As far as the shoes go, my problem is that I don't know how much cushioning is enough. And yes I know many on this site would say the answer should be "zero," but I'm accepting, rightly or wrongly and at least for now, that I could use some cushioning. I think maybe the altras. 20mm with the support insole, and less with the strengthen or no insole. So I could adjust by the day or as my feet got stronger. But I just don't know - is that enough? Could I get away with something like the hattori? Or maybe I'd do better with even more, like the kinvara. I know it's not a minimal shoe, but the 4mm drop would be a lot better than what I'm using now, and it does have good cushioning.  I have a pair of road gloves and love them, but I think I need more than that. 10mm is a lot compared to a vff classic, but it's not really a cushioned shoe. There's just really no right answer I guess... Only trial and error. Unfortunately, I seem to have more error and less trial when it comes to this, so I don't want to get hurt again.
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2012, 08:48:09 PM »

Good to hear you are back running again!

I'm with you about cushioning though. I'm of the opinion that if you can find something that helps with running, then it's the right call. Hopefully you can find that balance between cushioning, minimal-zero drop and comfortable. Hopefully you are back running longer distances soon!
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2012, 07:44:04 PM »

Thanks yeti! I hope so too.
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