Sunday, March 22, 2015
I sprained my ankle in early February and have been struggling to keep my fitness together since. It was not too bad a sprain, so I've been able to run on the elliptical, spin and swim, but the weather has been terrible, and, well, there's really no substitute for those 60-80 minute runs during the week. On the other hand, I didn't want to prolong the injury, so I've been trying to be careful. Last weeks I started to work short treadmill runs into the workout, and got up to about 45 minutes. Tuesday I did 5 outside. It felt okay, but I skipped Wednesday and Thursday with a head cold. Friday I did plyo and 2 miles and my form felt good. Yesterday I swam, and today I did 8 at a decent pace. It felt good. The ankle is not 100%, but it seems to be getting stronger. I'm being very careful to keep my weight forward and my turnover at 160-180 steps per minute. This keeps my footfall light and minimizes the jarring. Here's to an injury free spring!!