It’s still pretty early, but – being a runner – I know the telltale signs. Pain during a workout, gradually starting earlier in each run, and taking longer to go away… and the most telling sign: increased pain when you press on that one specific spot (hence the X). My pain still pretty much goes away after the run, but I don’t want to take any chances.
Actually, that’s a lie. I really, really want to take a risk and just keep running on it and hope it doesn’t get worse – which, of course, it would. But since I’m training for a 100, want to keep running, and want to start thinking more like an actual competitive/racing runner in training, I need to be responsible. And that means taking time off for an overuse injury.
UGH. UGH. UGH UGH UGH.
At least it’s far enough away where I think taking a week (or… two… gulp) off won’t impinge on my training too much. It’ll definitely set me back, but I think I should be able to come back. And worse comes to worst, I can do a different 100.
But I don’t want to.
So share. How do you guys deal with injuries and taking time off?
peace love and… time off.