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Twisted ankle - when to start running again?

So, I was apprehensive about starting Week 5 today, but also looking forward to just getting on and trying it, but then managed to fall out of the front door last night and twist my ankle :(

How long should I leave it before I start running again and should I go back to a previous level if I have to leave it for a few days?

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There is no definitive answer, but speaking from experience, it will take longer than you want it to if you try too soon. Keep it strapped-up, rest it when you can and try gentle walking. If it hurts, STOP.

It is much better to rest it for a couple of weeks than aggrivate it and be off it for a couple of months.

Look after it, and you will be back in time for the summer!!


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