Hi I just wanted to share a big thank you to the organisers of todays inaugrual Overgate Hospice 10k race in Copley, Halifax. A superbly organised event, really vocal marshals and supporters, a mildly challenging course (looks flat - for Yorkshire - but its deceptive!), a great medal and running vest and bacon butties at the finish (for a small donation).
This is my favourite race of the year so far and I hope that it continues for many more years. And apologies to all the dog walkers and cyclists out enjoying the morning sunshine who good-humouredly put up with a herd of runners coming past!
Well done Overgate - and I hope you raise lots of money from it.
If you've torn some of the fibres in your AT, then you need to give them time to heal so follow a few simple principles
1, Rest. This means relative rest not complete rest so do anything that doesn't cause pain (to increase) - its quite individual but cycling or swimming may be OK.
2. Ice. This should help relieve pain and can speed up the healing process.
3. Stretch. Gently ... this helps re-align the new fibres in parallel which will maintain strength.
You may also want to think about how this happened so you can avoid a re-occurance. Could be a change to routine - have you significantly upped mileage, changed running surface, shoes or all three? Or could it be your (lack of) flexibility - particularly in the calf muscle complex? Prevention is always better than cure - you don't want to develop achilles tendinopathy as that's at least 12 weeks to recover!
Sounds like a real challenge! Lets hope the rain stays away until the afternoon. I'm nervous and excited at the mention of a 'big hill' but at leadt it sounds like tired legs will be downhill at the end