5 mile very hilly run this evening at about 7.50 m/m. Only problem is it agrivated my ankle/achillies problem. Feels very tight as I run and tender. Shortly after I finish, it feels almost normal again, ice helps alsLot been doing lots of calf and achillies stretching and think I may get a sports massage to try and ease it. Just can't seem to work out what is wrong with it.
I lucy, I had this operation about 5 yrs ago having torn the ACL completly out of where it inserts into the femer playing rugby. The recovery period is about 9 months to a year before being able to play contact sport again. regarding running it is closer to 5-6 months depending on the level of muscle in the surrounding area and how your rehab goes.
If you are happy to wait and do the exercises, then your running days are by no means over. I had only started to run properly about a year before my injury and had only competed one race, a half marathon at that stage. Since my reconstruction it took me a while to find my love of running again (mainly as I was desperatly trying to get back to rugby, something ive since given up on) But I have comlpeted VLM twice, run consistently 4-5 times a week and a few weeks ago ran under 1.40 in a half mara, beating my long standing PB set before my injury.