Week 8 run 2 completed but may need to ice ankle

I completed run 2 today, found it a bit of a struggle unsure whether it's because I've only had one day off since May 23rd or whether it's because I walked/run a half marathon then did run 3 of week 7 , then run 1 of week 8 and run 2 of week 8 all in the last 6 days and I pushed myself too hard as lower ankle, behind knee and calf area all aching and feel tight. Going to have a good soak now as up 5:45am for another 14 hour shift.... May rest 3-4 days as I've come so far and don't want to ruin my gritted teeth effort to get here....

Apart from ice on calf/ankle what else should I use, should I buy an ankle support as on feet all day as work on the wards.

Any tips greatly appreciated X


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7 Replies

  • Rest & RICE!!!

  • What is RICE

  • What is RICE

  • Rest, Ice, Compression and elevation ... 4 tips to healing sore muscles etc. I feel your pain, long days on the ward don't help anyone's healing! Rest up!

  • RICE... although rest for you is probably a rare thing with your job :)

    Take it steady as you can, then when you head out...really slow and steady :)x

  • In my humble opinion it sounds like you are trying to push your body too much too quickly. If I understand correctly you have done too much in addition to your demanding job. I would take it slowly and RICE as others have suggested. You need your body parts in good working order for all your life and the running programme is not a race....listen to your body.

  • I agree with novice. You are a very,very new runner. Give yourself a break...... literally. From the newbie with three years running under his belt.

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