Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Achilles Problems

It seems my Achilles problem has not sorted itself out yet. My long run last week was cut short due when I started to get a bad pain down the back of my ankle. Since then I haven't run at all. It even caused me problems when I went swimming as pushing off the wall was very painful.

Long run day came round again today and as my ankle was feeling OK I decided to give it a go. First up was the short run into work in the morning, a nice, flat 6km. From the moment I set off I knew that my ankle did not feel right. It was not painful, but it felt stiff and generally wrong. I was hoping that as I got warmed up it would loosen off but by the time I got to work it was, if anything, slightly worse. It was nowhere near as bad as last week but I was glad I did not have to go any further.

This evening rather than take the long way home and do the expected 25km run I just came straight home. The ankle was still not too bad for the run home but I am now icing it and resting up. Looks like it is going to be another week of swimming and cycling as running is off the agenda.

2 comments:

Karen said...

What shoes are you wearing? I had a problem like that when I was on New Balance for a while.... probably not related.

Hope you recover ok!! Sounds like you're taking care of it at least!

MikeyB said...

I am wearing Asics at the moment. My current pair are 10 months old and haven't given me any problems before, so I don't think the shoes are a problem in that way. Possibly they are due for replacement though. Seems like a good excuse to me.