From one run to the next...: Isn't it strange... - Bridge to 10K

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From one run to the next...

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
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Isn't it strange how one run can differ so much from the next! I went out early this morning, decided before I went that I would do 5K, as my 3rd consolidation run since graduating from C25K.

It usually takes me about 5 minutes to find my rhythm and rid myself all the stiffness, aches and pains, so I kicked off and my right patella knee ligament was grumbling (tweaked it playing footie with my son at the weekend, old injury had it for years), but that sorted itself out, my right achilles was also moaning, that sorted itself out after 5, but new to the party was an ache in my left calf, and this wasn't going away... Shall I stop I thought...? No way (I am incredibly stubborn), I was going to make it to 5K, so I pressed on.

Completed the run and got home, iced the calf and then had a hot bath, now I have an ache radiating through my ankle when I push down through my foot, it doesn't hurt massively but it's uncomfortable, think I am going to have to have several days off... :-(

Feel fed up now, but not going to let it stop me, just something else to overcome!

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FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Calf pain might be a micro tear. They need rest, but ?i think a day or so does it :)

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Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Ok thanks FlickM3, hope you are right.

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FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
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Others may know more x

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_SimonT_

Hope a couple of days off sorts it out! 🤕

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Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to _SimonT_

Yeah me too, doesn't feel good ATM. It's strange, the more I rest it the worse it seems to get, if I keep moving it eases.

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_SimonT_
_SimonT_
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It’s difficult to know what to do for the best. 🧐

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Forestgrump

My wife has knee and heel problems and she's seen a sports physio. It's helped her muchly!.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Keep moving for sure, and cultivate an eccentric heel dip habit to strengthen those calves and Achilles' :)

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Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Already a devotee of the eccentric heel drop, will ensure I continue to do them regularly.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Visionon

Excellent! It's a long-game-plan :)

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