Mookie4ever wrote: Metroid wrote:
You ran on a sprained foot? Or you sprained your foot during the run? Either way that sounds awful. I ran cross country in high school for one year...I didn't really even like running, I just did it to get close to a girl. These days the furthest I run is to the fridge for a beer.
Good job shaving 25 mins off your best on a bum leg.
Sorry, I meant to say 25 mins worse than my best, which is 3:50.
I sprained my foot 3 weeks ago playing soccer with the kids. It was huge swollen and purple. It was still a little swollen today, right now I can't put any weight on it.
Everything hurts. The last hour of the marathon was an exercise in trying not to puke.
I'm right there with you man. I got a little run coming up with the kid for charity and I don't know how my ankle will hold up. Running is an evil thing. I sprained my ankle really bad months ago and it's lingered and it's chronically tender. Shakes when I walk down stairs. Sucks. Not sure what to do or if there's anything I can do about it.
For anyone getting into running at a young age, STRETCH!, and when your body says stop or slow down, DO IT! Any injuries, not matter how small they may seem, tend to them. Mookie, let it heal man. I don't think you're a young man anymore, but that'll hurt in the future nonetheless if you don't let it heal. I'm a limping billboard against competitive running as a youth. If you choose to do so, be very careful with everything, especially those little aches and pains. They're telling you something you'll hear loud and clear when you're older.