It would have been nice to run every day in January.
However. If I don’t take the next couple of days off running I will definitely be on the injury list.
After yesterday’s parkrun I was limping and this morning even after a liberal application of ibuprofen gel I still couldn’t walk naturally. It’s all self- inflicted. I’ve been nursing a few niggles for a while, which I’ve ignored. Then a few hard sprints plus trying to race people faster than me at BMF before Christmas made things worse. I then carried on parkrunning and not stretching enough.
Although I’ve had rest days and cut my mileage since my marathon, at the end of November, the benefit of marathon training left me enjoying much improved pace which I was unable to resist! So I’ve not allowed myself to recover fully and could do with adding some ‘easy’ back into my running plans. Especially if I want to be fit to run a good 10K at the end of the month and half marathon in February.
Time to be sensible. Plus I’m probably not great to know when I’m injured and can’t run (not to mention the boring winging blog posts).
So my Janathon activity for the next few days will be stretching, squats, lunges and all my other physio exercises and foam rolling. I will sort out a sports massage and not run again until I get my calf muscles into more flexible shape (and be able to walk properly). Promise.
Well that’s the plan…
Janathon day 3. Boring squats, single leg squats and calf raises plus lots of lovely (if that’s the correct word) foam rolling and massaging my legs with a sadistic spiky ball.
My Achilles is feeling much better already…