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Discussion: Achilles

in: philm64; philm64 > 2016-03-09

Mar 9, 2016 2:08 PM # 
It makes perfect sense to me that road running is good for your achilles. Road running is a flat, hard, non-slip surface that repeats with every footstrike. Achilles don't like sudden jerks (think uneven surfaces, slipping around) or taking too much load - running on your toes, like you do going up hills or running fast.
Mar 10, 2016 10:42 AM # 
Thanks. Well, previous Achilles injuries have been caused by hard surfaces, so this one is the opposite.

I seem OK at running uphill on toes - bizarrely .

I shall run a bit today & then see physio straight after - see what he says. I'm not severe enough to miss Cannop Ponds CSC heat on sunday, but I will sacrifice my sub-18 minute parkrun attempt on Saturday! (which paradoxically would have probably caused me less / no pain.....) (but a drubbing on here for risking aggravating it!) :)

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