4 weeks of rest to the sore heels, popping in ibuprofen’s lot of stretching and icing… and NO RUNNING…
Since last Monday I did not get the pain in my foot, so an extra day of rest, and thought I should hit the pavement…
The run today was easy, with change in the stride. Made quick turnovers, by keeping shorter strides. Shorter strides helped me in a faster run, and less impact on the heels. Landing was more on the toes, and mid-foot. Though it always feels to run more after a long lay over period, but it is good intelligence not to. Start slow and steady, and build it up with strength.
Ofcourse one does not loose the stamina and lungs are still as strong as they were before, because swimming or biking or any other form of cross training keeps them in shape.
Anyways, I hope that the heel pain doesn’t come back during the day, have taken anti-inflammatory, and am icing while writing this post.
For readers, here is an article on Running Form- http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-267-268-8210-0,00.html
as far as strides are concerned, there is no sacred stride 🙂
till I post again painless running !!