Looking for advice as I'm not sure how to build up. Pre-injury - was running three times a week and swimming and spinning the other days. My longest run on a Sunday was 17 miles. Four weeks ago I started with Achilles tendinitis and so rather than resting until it cleared I rested all week then ran again on the Sunday (my long run day). The following morning it was apparent I had made the niggle worse so I rested again ( usually do two further runs in the week then a long run on Sunday). I then ran in the Sunday again but I reduced the miles to 10 to see if this would help. The following morning I felt stiffness again. So I continued the following pattern and rested all week again. Third Sunday came along and I did 6 miles. The following morning still stiffness. So.... I rested all week again. It's now the fourth Sunday (today) and I was due to go out to run as the stiffness first thing is now disappearing and no tenderness on pinching the heel now but I have come down with a cold and really don't have the energy to go out. So I'm going to attempt a run tomorrow instead. My questions are: Have I lost all of my running fitness? What miles shall I attempt on my first run? Hope you can help.
Went for a 6 mile run this morning and ok whilst running but still tender on pinching. I also didn't enjoy the run. Maybe I should just totally back off running until this is totally cleared up. Last three weeks now I've done one long run and rested all week. Just soul destroying isn't it.
As usual with Achilles will see how I am with first few steps tomorrow morning. Will wear foot splint tonight also. I'm away from this weekend and not brought splint with me past two nights.
Been to physio. Had acupuncture and massage. Was told to keep stretching and icing and rolling for next few days then try a small run. If OK after the run and especially the morning after then to start building up again.