Some of the top ultrarunners in the world switch to ski mountaineering in winter to stay in shape and give their legs a break from impact. Some of them do virtually no running in winter. They’re doing a lot of climbing on skis but you could do that on XC skis too. It depends what the mechanism of this stress reaction is, though. Hopefully, the doc can advise whether you should avoid impact or avoid weight bearing exercise for awhile. I’d put a fat bike on your Christmas list now. :)
Boo that sucks!
Want to borrow an erg if you're allowed to use that?
Nev - Possibly! I can always use one of those at Mac if needed... Not sure we have any room for one of those lol.
Bash - Thanks for that! I'm thinking that double polling or classic would be okay, but probably not skate...
XC has worked wonders for me, low impact, build strength and endurance. Honestly better training for running than actually running
I talked to Adria and she said that biking and/or water running are definitely the best options but you knew that. Skiing has some impact but classic skiing has less than skating. Try to hunt down Dr. Tarno and ask him.
Dr Tarno thought skiing would be Ok. Double poling must be super low impact
I would assume that classic wouldn't be much worse than cycling on a real bike (i.e. not a spin bike). We'll start with double polling and go from there. Definitely not skate. (*sobs*)