We went on a 20k run yesterday, mostly around Bagsværd Sø, and the more I ran, the better the injury felt.
It has now been 2 weeks since the Transalpine run and I now feel better than I did before the race.
Why did the injury heal so quickly? Here are my theories:
1. I do not normally have problems with my tibialis anterior, so running small amounts in itself has not exacerbated the problem.
2. I have been doing a ton a bikinig and swimming so the injury did not tighten up from sitting around and doing nothing.
3. I took prednisone early enough to prevent some inflammation (though it did not come without some side effects, which I didn't mention, namely the loss of the first layer of skin from my fingertips and small painful sores around my lips)
4. when I did run, I ran on relatively flat dirt trails
Of all these, 1 and 4 are the ones I am nearly 100% convinced of, the other two are hard to prove either way.
I look forward to revealing our upcoming race schedule in my next post.
Running Song of the Day: Va Fangool! by Nephew