Thanks for this thread. I read it with great interest.
I'm still yet to run, last time I tried was back in May, but had a niggle, so haven't done anything since, then on a recent cycle to work, felt it go again, but this time it went further up into my lower calf, which was then stiff for days afterwards.. I'm gonna keep re -trying and take some of your tips.. I'm dying to get back out there, especially now winter is not so far off..
It might also be that your just competing runs at a set distance? Are you doing any short fast efforts? As mad as it sounds sometimes using a different energy system will work wonders and get the blood flowing!!
Year and years ago - when I was good at running, every year (normally September time I think) my coach always advised a 2 week break with no running what so ever, and no other exercise)... Quite often I'd come back to race and run a PB, so rest shouldn't be looked at as detrimental. Sometime the body needs it. Listen to your body, if your tired, rest!!!
I'm hoping that someone can give me some advise please?
last year (october time) doing either mudrunner or Survival of the fittest I managed to inflame my achilles (as confirmed by a physio)
I've rested well, been stretching, but everytime I try to run I still get a niggle...
For example, I'd not run for 3 months or so, continue seeing physio for ultrsound and then continue stretches then try to run 2 miles. The last time I tried it was okay, so thought I would do the same again 2 days later andi felt it niggle... It's so frustrating, as I just want to get back into running..
I don't want to pay anymore physio because I feel like it really hasn't done anything.. can anyone give me any tips on how to get over this injury??