|File under: You think *running* hurts…|
So, I have another 10k this weekend, this time in Michigan. Yes, three states in three weeks. Yes, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But, my ankle is being “tweaky”.
I ran an awful 3 miles today. It was super humid and sunny and hot and hilly and my achilles got angry any time I picked up the pace. So, it was a slow 30+ minute trudge of a run, followed by a quarter mile walk because I misjudged my loop and didn’t feel like running farther than 3 miles.
I know I could finish the 10k this coming weekend, but it’s not likely to be fast by any means. And I’m really worried about whether I am headed down the road to real injury again. On the other hand, I can take a week+ off running after it and use my parents’ elliptical and pool to stay fit.
The thing is, unlike Utah and Wyoming, Michigan is a state I can do later. It’s near enough my parents’ house that Beer Geek and I could leave the kids here and go race someplace he wants to visit sometime.
Any thoughts? Any ideas besides RICE for strengthening/healing my achilles? ‘Cause I am so OVER this issue…
11 thoughts on “Not so Wordless Wednesday: To race or not to race”
If you can easily race this state another time, I'd vote that you play it safe and rest up for the week. Good luck!
I think you completely answered your question in there with all the points you made. I'd sit this one out!
The heat is not doing anything for you. It might be best to focus on indoor activities to stay fit rather than risk an injury.
….."File under: You think *running* hurts…" love that.I'm with the rest of the "safe" votes – – – sit it out. save your a$s.
I agree, sit it out.
If it's easy to race later I wouldn't risk longer term injury as tempting as it would be to do it.
sit it out…..let your injury heal and stay in the pool!
I am curious about this Achilles injury! I am a relatively "new" runner (just started a few months ago with C25K), and yesterday was the first time I had to stop short because of Achilles' pain. It went away as soon as I started walking, so I tried to run again only to have it come back. I was running indoors on a flat track, which is different because most of my training (90%) has been outdoors on roads. I was chalking the pain up to the change in terrain? Is there something I should do to attempt to alleviate? NOTE: I ran this morning on the roads and had not problem, but I am noticing some tightness during the day…not pain. Just tight.
Since it's the achilles, I'd vote for sitting it out, if possible. ::huge hugs::
Not worth pushing it and possibly injuring yourself more! Rest up and hope it feels better soon!
Rest, rest, rest and rest. Forget RICE, just RRRR.