Monday, 6 February 2012


No sooner had I posted a blog about running injuries last Thursday, than following the evening's session I pick up an injury myself.

The session was planned to be 8 miles with 4 x 4mins on 2 minutes jog recovery.  The evening was very cold and I found it very difficult to relax when running the efforts and caught myself over-striding on a number of occasions.  I managed all the efforts and it was during the 'warm down' that I felt a tweak to my left calf.

Initially I did not think it to be too serious and due to other circumstances outside of running, Friday turned into a rest day and I felt sure I would be sorted by the next day.

Saturday dawned and my calf seemed to be ok and so I set off on an easy 4 mile jog.  But unfortunately the relief I had from thinking I had avoided injury was short lived as I had to hobble back home after a mile and a half.

By way of a substitute I headed to the Gym yesterday and did a session of minutes on the exercise bike which thankfully did not aggravate things.  So no prizes for guessing what's in store for the rest of the week.  However, the Harrier League  cross country at Wrekington on Saturday is now looking doubtful.


Christina said...

Oh no. I hate this.
Sending you some feel-better wishes.

Alan Dent said...

Thanks Christina - hopefully up and running soon