Ibuprofen, magnesium, calcium, glucosamine sulphate, omega3, deep heat, tiger balm…perhaps my pal from the gym is right – I am a junky! I have really been trying everything this week to get some relief from the ankle & shin pain that has returned with a vengeance just as it seemed to be evaporating.
I find myself at a real cross-roads as I approach the Cookstown Half in three days time – do I double my painkillers & anti-inflammatories or do I simply rest and rely on my training to date to take me through in a decent time…my gut instinct tells me to do the former.
Tonight’s run was was greatly hampered by the soreness of my leg and it was a very slow performance. However, amazingly, by sheer fluke I found some great advice online about “good days & bad days” – from more accomplished runners than me. Click the link to watch the video:
This advice raised my spirits somewhat and should enable me to simply put bad runs out of my head. The bonus is that it is another 7 miles in the bank and 1000 calories burned!!