Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I had a heavier than normal run week last week (35 miles when I have normally been doing 25-30 miles). Then yesterday, during my LSR, my left ankle was sore and I took it easy on the pace. I probably should have dialed back on the distance too, because the rest of the day and into today, my Achilles has been very sore. I have been stretching it and should probably be icing it too (but have not so far). I am taking a rest day today (and perhaps walking and stretching tomorrow) before trying to jog or run again.
I don't think I pulled anything. I think maybe my sore ankle affected my gait enough to irritate my Achilles. I don't want to stop moving but I don't want to aggravate it so much that I get a more serious injury that will sideline me. Aside from getting walloped in the head with a forearm cast playing soccer, I have been relatively injury free this year and would like to stay injury free!