Hurt ribs and running

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Dec 2011
9:00pm, 14 Dec 2011
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only weak men
hi PB, I've got a similar injury from playing football. Cracked or broken rib last tues, have had problems sleeping & pain when sneezing. TBH I've ran most days since then (albeit all easy pace) and I don't tend to get any pain during the run.
Dec 2011
9:02pm, 14 Dec 2011
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PB - Sorry maybe I made it sound worse than it actually was. I started running again after 2 weeks off. Recovery has seemed slow, I've managed a few 12 milers the last few weekends, but not quite up to intervals and previous speeds yet, discomfort is mostly when running uphill now.
Dec 2011
9:05pm, 14 Dec 2011
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Yorkshire Mince Pie
TBH I'm not sure that running makes it worse - it's just that it was so deeply unpleasant I didn't want to try! Plus I was recovering from a calf injury at the time (which is one of the reasons why I was on my bike in the first place) so I saw it as nature's way of stopping me coming back too quickly... Having already had over a month off with the calf I was kind of used to not running by that stage.
Dec 2011
7:22am, 15 Dec 2011
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Puffing Bertie
Thanks for the replys everyone.
Anna i find i have to walk downhill, can run that yet, but flat if ok, painful but bearable, although the pain does build up over time so by the end of a 9 miler ive really truely had enough!
Thing is i cant see myself not running for 3 weeks, so if i can do a bit so long as it doesnt actually make it worse, just sore, then why not?
Dec 2011
7:38pm, 15 Dec 2011
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PB - Have f-mailed you.
Feb 2013
3:25pm, 26 Feb 2013
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Dearest all - almost three weeks ago I broke my ribs whilst karting during a works do. It was great fun, alas the injury isn't and reading the above has been a great help. I was looking here for that confirmation that we all look for - 'Yes, you can still run!' I started again last week, gently and off-road and it was tough. My speed is very much limited to the pain I'm feeling when I'm breathing heavily. I managed 14 miles with the club on Sunday and it was tough, really tough, when we did 7 miles at marathon pace!

A week after the injury I was turbo-training on my bike and even did a 3 hour session to replace my long-run. Then my fluid turbo trainer died (bearings!) - so I was forced (well, okay, a good excuse) to run again. How long was it before you all were back to where you were?

Thanks ever so - Dave.

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