I tried to run this AM before Church (.6 of a mile). Rather painful from beginning to end. I think I have a MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain) on my right leg. I am sure my BA in History and Political Science makes me fully qualified to make this diagnoses. LOL. As intense as the pain was this AM, I have conceded that I will need at least 3 to 4 weeks to let is heal. I believe running outside of my normal gate last Saturday caused this strain.
The downside is I will not be running Black Warrior 50K next month.
The upside is I can now walk without limping, ride a bike, and swim. I intend to to those activities and my normal strength and stretching exercises until I can start to try to run again. This is why I like triathlon training.
I plan to go out on Saturday mornings as usual at 5:30AM and walk the trail until I can run it again. At least I will still see my training partners on the trails. Not running is unbearable, but at least I have the other activities to stay fit and occupy my urge to train.
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