My legs held up very well after the 20 minute run, but my ankles started hurting one day later. Today (2 days later) they still hurt and feel heavy but only when I walk. There's no swelling and I'm not limping. I jogged around the house a few times to see if I should go for a run, but I decided to delay starting week 6 and did some resistance training and light cycling instead. I have no desire to give myself an injury that will force me to take weeks instead of days off.
I do light ankle exercises before a run (rotate them clockwise and counter-clockwise) but not after, so I should probably start doing that. I did a sea salt foot soak yesterday and applied pain relieving ointment at night.
Any tips on how to prevent/deal with ankle pain? I avoid painkillers unless it's excruciating, which it isn't. I'd like to be back at it and start week 6 soon!