I went out for a short run today to see if my leg has healed. I walked briskly for 10 minutes to warm up thoroughly. I then had a light stretch. During the walk I noticed that the muscle in my left leg that I injured was still a little sore. However, there was no sharp pain around the knees which I was experiencing before.
After the stretch I ran at an easy pace for 1.75 miles. During the run the soreness in my left leg was less than when walking. This did not surprise me because this is what I experienced at the time of my injury too. I stopped after 1.75 miles, walked 2 minutes, and then stretched.
When I stopped to stretch I immediately felt the sensation I felt when the injury was at its worst. Standing up I found it a little awkward/difficult to raise my lower leg behind me (i.e. keeping the upper leg vertical but bringing the foot up towards my bum). This was due to soreness in muscles and not due to the sharp pains I had been experiencing before.
As I stretched the sore muscle seemed to loosen up. After arriving home it was no worse than it was before I went for the run. Do I continue to run or do I rest longer? That is the question.
Khanivore - I think that's progress, don't you?
So when you do the quad stretch (as you describe) is when it hurts most?
Rest tomorrow, then see how it is on Monday. If no after effects of today's run then try another short run.
Must go and do some housework now
Car be fixed as in i can drive home, ABS is broke so will need repaired when i get back. Handbrake had decided to disconnect itself too which was a quick fix. Now to decide when to go to tesco's, no harm in going now really car is warmed up after all Wasn't very busy yesterday so i doubt it'll be any worse this afternoon
ABS was merely a dodgy connection it seems as after going to town its not flagging up as faulty any more. Exactly the same as it did once last time suspension broke when it nicked the ABS cable which was repaired by splicing it back togeather.
Emmy - 12 miles, you're definitely better now.
Khanivore - must be a different muscle for lifting than stretching. I'm glad you can see that you are recovering, injuries can be so frustrating
Keith - good news on the car, hope it wasn't too expensive. You broke the suspension on your car before? Those on here that haven't met you will think you're 30 stone...LOL
Slowkoala - sorry to hear you can't get on with the Garmin but good idea to swap for one more suited to you.
must go for my run now, I think it's raining again
Morning Clag - xpost.
Will update my mileage when I get back from my run
Lol yes i have broken front suspension before, i think it was even the same side. Was a few years ago though. Must avoid pot holes better i think. Kinda hard when puddles fill entire road and as its down here i not know where the bloody holes are under the water.
Keith - hard to avoid the potholes these days
Khanivore - oh dear, that doesn't sound good.
Clag - have updated my mileage, except for today's run as I might pop out again tonight.
Must go and shower now and see if I can get to the gym for a little upper body workout
I might get bored tomorrow and write a review of the year.
Anyhow still somewhat windy down here but i cant complain as tomorrow the wind will be as strong as todays gusts and the gusts will be far stronger.....
Still 9.64 miles in 90 mins dead (well ok 1:29:58 ) isn't to bad on a non flat part of devon.
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