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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Recovery Fail

Yesterday I went out for my regularly scheduled run as I do every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. About 1/4 mile into the run I had great difficulty breathing and my right ankle hurt badly. At that point I remembered reading somewhere that you should take off one day per every mile ran in a race. Stupidly, I thought, well I've run before with aches and they just go away. I will just do one easy mile. That was a bad decision. I shouldn't have ran until today. Since my run yesterday, my right ankle has continued to ache. I also had some temporary pain in my right thigh. Frown.
This morning I'm having low back discomfort. I added some magnesium and zinc to my daily dose of calcium intake this morning as well as two extra strength Tylenol. This afternoon I think I will need to buy something to support my ankle.

2 comments:

  1. It does seem counter-intuitive to avoid running for so long after a race- after all, you've been training up to the race, running that distance... It would seem that staying with the same routine would make sense. I would be afraid to take too many days off for fear that my routine would go to pieces!

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  2. From what I've read you don't lose conditioning unless you are out of whack for two weeks.

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