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Jul. 28th, 2012

09:54 pm - Meh

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Today I ran 3km, mostly downhill, from The Cliff to home, on tarseal. It's the first time I've run any distance on tarseal that wasn't in gumboots behind a mob of stampeding sheep that my 12-year-old heading dog couldn't stop..

*ahem*

Anyway, in 2002 I tore a bunch of ligaments in my left ankle after a bouldering fall, which took nearly a year to recover from. It was nasty. And after my first non-treadmill run since then, that ankle is paining me. Not bad, just letting me know it doesn't like it.

Fuck old injuries. Seriously.

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From:jaelle_n_gilla
Date:July 28th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
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It's funny how the body remembers. It took me almost three years for my broken foot to heal so I didn't feel it at all any more (even though I could walk again after a few weeks) and still, when I run over uneven terrain, it twinges as if to say "hey, careful - remember last time?!"
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From:tatjna
Date:July 28th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Seriously. I haven't had any issues with that ankle for five years, and treadmill running is fine. I try doing any running that isn't on a completely regular surface and it's almost as if all the muscles around there have been working extra hard to make sure it can't possibly roll over again. Today they are really sore.
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From:prelley
Date:July 28th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
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The image of you running from sheep made me laugh...
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From:tatjna
Date:July 28th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)

To add to your amusement

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Gumboots make this FLUB FLUB FLUB noise when you run in them too..
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From:coolwhipcarnage
Date:July 28th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
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It took me about 3 years for the torn ligament in my right shoulder to heal. But - I started lifting after only 3 months. My doc said it would be ok. However, the tear was worse than she thought - so I did myself in because I just kept working through the pain. Switching to resistance instead of dead weight was the only way I could keep balanced.
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From:tatjna
Date:July 28th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. I could use the ankle about six weeks after it happened, but it took a really long time (like a year) before I could do anything that required it to maintain its own stability.

I suspect I should probably do more road running to condition it - but maybe I'll start on the flat.
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From:t_c_da
Date:July 29th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
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I remember reading a book on how to keep fit (written by the guy who devised astronaut fitness programmes) where it was stated that running downhill is the worst sort of thing for joints and tendons. Running uphill is no problem, downhill is bad news...
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From:beatpig
Date:July 31st, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
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i am still recovering from mine in 2003! curses.
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