I was training for my second marathon a month ago. I had been wearing inserts in my shoes for six years due to plantar fasciitis way back in 2007. I was reading Tread Lightly and I wanted to transition to a more minimalist approach after the marathon. I had a new pair of GoRun2 waiting for me. In the mean time, I foolishly convinced myself that merely removing the inserts from my existing shoes wasn't going too far as I felt great without them. All of my previous knee pain disappeared. Then, one week before the taper I ran too fast and too far without the inserts and ended up with a stress fracture in the anke area. Three weeks in a boot and one missed marathon later the Dr has told me to start walking and to "let the pain be my guide." I haven't tried to do more than walk around the house and I only feel a dull ache in the ankle.
My questions are: 1) How long should I wait before starting to run? 2) Should I go forward with the transition or go back to highly cushioned shoes? 3) Should I even deam of running a marathon in the fall?