I have been really frustrated since my 10k race as my calf/ankle refuses to heal. So having rested it I did a 5K run earlier in the week. Very slow and calf/ankle protested a little but not too much. So more rest, compression, ice and I tried another slow run today as I want the endorphins. My route was a lot of downhill followed by a lot of uphill, flattish then back downhill and back uphill. 8.5K in total and I was happy with my splits but not with my calf/ankle which is back under compression and roaring.
The Asics plan I followed has scheduled runs for tomorrow and sunday but I think I'm going to have to submit to the injury couch and rest for a week or so. Work is really busy which never helps.
Once I hit the 8k mark today I slowed down for my cool down and started walking. Up comes a very growly/barky Rottweiler. It's okay the owner says he thinks your the postman. (Don't buy a red windproof jacket) So I took my cap off opened my jacket and let the rottweiler sniff me. I now know while I look like the postman I don't smell like him and I had a pleasant cool down with the owner chatting away.
Happy Weekend running all