After the Transalpine, I took 6 days off from running. I swam and biked and actually felt great. I watched, amazed, as I lost 5 lbs of fluid.
Yesterday, I went for a beautiful 45 minute run and felt almost completely recovered.
This morning, I went for an hour and 2 minute run and suddenly my left tibialis anterior started to hurt so badly that I could barely walk. I hobbled all the way home.
It may be too late, but I decided to take prednisone (50 mg, once a day for 3 days). I'm hoping that by stopping the swelling that my recovery will go faster. This is, of course, the same principle behind a cortisone joint injection. But as it is a tendon injury, I have to take it systemically.
Karl Meltzer also took Vitamin P, as he affectionately calls it, for his tibialis anterior and it allowed him to complete the running of the entire Appalacian trail. Although, he took it almost immediately when he started having problems.
I will give a report of the recovery (and hopefully not worsening) and let you know if I experience any side effects.
Running Song of the Day: Black River Killer by Blitzen Trapper