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    Default Any Runners?

    I've started a (slightly) more healthy lifestyle recently. This includes both eating healthier and more exercise. Exercise is in the form of running. Not been doing it wrong, got 'proper' running shoes/trainers. Now my question...

    Walking out to my start point tonight I was stupid enough to trip on a curb and twisted my ankle a bit. Walked it off for a minute or two, felt ok so did my run. We're only talking seven reps of run two minutes and walk a minute here. Those who've met me know I'm the proverbial fat bloke so don't laugh. Anyway, Now I'm home and the shoes are off, the ankle is hurting a bitmore noticeably. Did I do wrong to run at all? If so should I cease completely until the ankle is back to completely good or is it ok to run on if it doesn't hurt much?

    I'm inclined to beleive I should have stopped and that I'm liable to do more harm than good.

    Strange thing though, this is the start of a new runnign week in my schedule and I've upped from run one minute to two minutes for each rep and it wasn;t even any harder. I was pleased about that much!

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    Yea - you should have stopped.

    Best to rest it as much as poss and dont run untill it is pain free.

    Top marks for determination tho for sure. I am putting it on at present like I always do when feeling content and happy - tsk.

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    I have read in reliable places that brisk walking is not far off as good as running so if you walk fast when not running you are still doing good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    Yea - you should have stopped..
    Thought as much :(

    I missed Monday cos of the weather and still being anew runner I didn't want to get into the habit of quitting.

    So then, brisk walking until it's pain free then. Cheers mate.

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    Yep, should have stopped. You get to know your body though after a few years of running. You get used to the niggling 'oooh, I think I may have twinged something there'. Then after a few minutes of running it's you either no it's time to stop or it's simply vanished. My simple rule is if I can't run freely, it's time to stop. As soon as you start compensating for an injury, STOP.

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    That's the thing though. It didn't stop my running at the time at all.

    However, after sitting down for an hour after I got home - I found it flared up and now I can hardly walk....

    Oh well, you live and learn. This is very much a new experience for me.

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