New pair of runners (running shoes)

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 9

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 9

My calf is feeling a bit better this week, I’ve actually managed to run 5 miles today so I’m a bit happier. What I don’t want to do is chance my luck and end up getting injured again. So I’ve decided to take it easy and build the milage up slowly.

I’ve even bought myself a new pair of running shoes, just in case my current pair contributed to my injury. Hopefully they’ll last a bit longer than the last pair. Wasn’t impressed with them at all. My new runners are a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 9.

So far this week I’ve managed 8 miles, I might manage 25 or 30 at a push but I don’t think I’m going to be able to do my long 20 mile run on Saturday. So no 45 miles this week 🙁 training for Berlin is right out of the window just now, there’s no point in chasing the milage, I don’t want to tearing my calf muscle again and not being able to train at all.

Looks like I’m going to have to be patient and maybe do some crosstraining to compensate.

The Trails and Tribulations of an Injured Runner

This is now my third week enforced rest from running, I managed to pull my right calf on a long run Saturday 3 weeks ago on mile 18 or 20. I manged to tough it out for the remaining 2 miles.

I’ve now had 2 physio sessions and I’ve been told that I should be ok to start running next week. He did say however that I need to take it slowly and gradually. Start at a mile on soft terain and work my mileage up slowly. Also, I need to be aware of any pain from my calf and stop if I feel it becoming uncomfortable or sore so that I  don’t damange it and set my recovery back.

I’ve been running for 4 years and apart from the usual soreness and fatigue, I’ve been very lucky indeed up to this point. I’m now using my running time in the gym on the elliptical trainer (cross trainer) thankfully this doesn’t agravate my injury and at least I can work on my cardio until I’m better.