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
Photo from Mount Royal, Frisco, Colorado.
"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin