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!
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.