This Monday I had pains in the right achilles tendon right when I started running my 1 hour easy run. They disappeared after a minute, but came back for short whiles during the run. Most of the time I didn’t feel it at all.
I asked Coach what to do about it on the Tuesday – I also told him I had caught a minor cold, which I still have 🙁
He answered that it was the body’s way to react when I now had increased my race speed at the race last Saturday. He told me it is best to take it easy, cut the runs by 20-30%. Also, it could be good to ice the achilles tendon right after practice and heat it with a bean/wheat-bag or similar during the evening. Then he adviced me to read about the achilles tendonities injury in time-to-run’s injury section and how to treat it to recover in shortest time possible.
Like you can see below I took it very easy during today’s and yesterday’s runs. Now I’m a little concerned with Thursday’s 5 x 2k run. What will it do to my performance if I’m not able to do it? I’ll have to ask Coach.
Tue 17 May – easy recovery run
6.36 km – 5:49 min/km – 123 in avg hr
Wed 18 May – easy recovery run
6.32 km – 5:48 min/km – 123 in avg hr