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Getting the itch to run...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Today marks 4 weeks since I last ran and injured my Achilles tendon. While I have done well by substituting other cardio activities (mostly swimming), it's just not the same as a good run!

I did some research on starting back up after such an injury, and between some exercises and a very gradual reintroduction to running, I should be able to start again this week. One expert suggested a one mile jog as a starting point, and increase 10% distance and speed each week. Sounds slow but reasonable.

I'll post my initial results after I get in my first run...
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  • SOFT_VAL67
    i didnt think my broken foot would ever heal, low vitamin d and other factors just seemed to be preventing the heal, but i feel now its reached maximum healing without surgery, so i have been trying to walk as much as possible
    now if the rain and heat will cooperate.
    1165 days ago
  • DOUGDC
    Yea - the recovery thing is challenging. Don't bust the tendon again, and give the muscles that surround the ankle some work to do, and help share the load, a little, with the Achilles. I'm guessing that a brisk walk of a mile or two was managed without pain or swelling?

    Take care.
    emoticon
    1165 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    It can be a long process. I've been going to PT since December for an ankle bone spur which inflamed the Achilles. I am doing some interval runs, but it's not the same. Hopefully you will mend much faster!
    1165 days ago
  • MOBYCARP
    I feel the itch, but sadly am not yet ready for real running. When the weather cooperates, a good bike ride can be almost as good . . . no, not really.
    1165 days ago
  • BARCONIUS
    Glad to hear it. It's hard to ignore those "itches".
    1166 days ago
  • ALDEBARANIAN
    Scratch gently. :)
    1166 days ago
  • CHUBRUB3
    Just be careful and listen to your body.
    Hugs,
    Angela
    1166 days ago
  • STEPHANIE302013
    good luck!!
    1166 days ago
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