Yeah, that's exactly what I thought Dan. No way I'll have 6 weeks off, more like 4 weeks from the date of the injury.
I'll get back in to swimming which I used to be in to years ago & have a look at doing some Pilates / Yoga type stuff properly instead of my usual Core "Effort" consisting of a few press ups / sit ups & not much else.
I hope I can be disciplined enough to keep the weight off, people ( myself included ) take running for granted & don't realise what an important & vital part of their lives it is until they get injured & no one has a divine right to not get injured.
Nodules on the upper part of the achilles near the calf which is the best part of the achilles to injure apparently, Left Calf badly inflamed / agitated as a result.
I had aggressive deep tissue massage on the calf which was very painful, acupuncture on the left calf & achilles as well, never had acupuncture before, but have to say I quite liked it, my lower left leg has blow up again, but feels like some of the tension is starting to dissipate, I think the girl did a good job.
Another one here looking for injury advice unfortunately;
Ran the Battersea Park 10k yesterday morning, not in great general shape & wasnt expecting anything from the race, was off the pace for pretty much the whole race, but I dont think that has got anything to do with what happened, more to do with general motivation / lethargy post Marathon, also being 4 or 5 pounds over target weight seems to affect me mentally.
Anyway, maybe about two laps in to the four lap race, I could feel my left achilles, now obviously I should have eased off, but easy to say in retrospect, I had a strong last lap, managed to reel a couple in & then turned the final corner ready for the hard push to the line, about 150 metres from the line, the achilles pulled to such an extent that I had to completely easy off & hobble over the finish line.
If there are any achilles experts on here any advice would be greatly appreciated, I've been lucky with injuries, but things seem to be going against me a bit running wise lately.
I was limping around for most of yesterday & it was actually quite a struggle for me to walk up to the train station, this morning I feel OK & seem to be walking OK, but what happened yesterday has never happened to me before IE Injured actually during the course of a race & it felt a little bit more serious than just a niggle.