I have been adviced to listen to my body. I guess that's something that comes with experience? After the NYR on Sunday, I was feeling good and there did not seem to be any aches. I rested fully on Monday and started training again on Tuesday.
I ran 10.1k in 56min which to me didn't seem too fast and was quite an average pace. I don't normally stretch before my runs as I had a bad experience of overstretching and getting injured. So I prefer to warm up with a slow run and stretch after I finish running. However for some reason or other, I injured my lower calf on my left leg. The pain was hardly felt during the run, but it was quite strong after that.
Anyway this forced me to rest for 3 days. My calf seems 'almost' fully recovered now. I've been giving it a lot of 'ice treatments' and rubbing in the analgesic creams. Counterpain didn't work well so I reverted to the expensive cream from my Dr. called Voltaren Emulgel. That seems to have done the trick.
I will be going for the 2nd KLIM circuit run tomorrow morning. Tey (pm22) has volunteered to support me with his famous plum powder drink, since I am hoping to attempt running 25 to 30k, depending on my condition. Thank you Tey! I will however listen closely to my body tomorrow... haha!
Another setback in my training would be my business trip to Mumbai, India sometime over the next few weeks. I should be there for a week or so. The worst part is I don't know if it will clash with my GE30k and CNY??! The dates cannot be confirmed until certain prerequisites are met at my distributors end over there. I don't know which hotel I would be staying in yet so who knows if there even is a proper gym with sufficient treadmills? Well I'll have to wait and see!
Race Results - Challenge Iskandar Puteri 2017, Fire Fighter Cyberjaya Night Half Marathon 2017, Larian Antarabangsa Jambatan Sultan Mahmud 2017, AXA Heart in Action Run 2017, 2XU Compression Run 2017, Charity Fair Run 2017, Teluk Cempedak Beach Challenge 2017, Stairathon 2017, The 3rd Blue Cap Relay for Prostate Cancer 2017 and Orchid Run & Ride 2017
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