I'm coming off of a soleus muscle tear, it's been three months. I was running 25-35 miles a week prior to injury. I am now running like 6 miles a week (2 mile stints). I feel strong and really want to get back to my 7-8 mile runs and my nature is to just go out and run 7 miles but I have this HUGE fear that I'm going to re-injure myself.
Is there some kind of "rule" to follow in ramping back up your mileage?
well that sounds good to me! thanks for the advice.
FYI as for the San Juan Summer Solstice..you have to have a trail ultra under your belt in order to even register :( ugh...
I was running in Winter with five-toes and good snow. I get the impression the temperature is definitly a parameter as well. I am experiencing pressure and light pain sensation within the Achilles area (but inside the foot and towards the toes, so not at the end where achilles is). I got this after 2,5 hour run in the snowy alps, and I think temperature triggered that besides probably other causes.
Question: Could you send me picture of a foot (maybe even yours if you dont have an illustration handy) to give me the idea where your pain is located? I am no physician, but would like to learn and maybe I can ask my local physio heroes for their specific solution.
Nevertheless, did you check on how your feet are moving during your run? Did you do a video analysis, maybe to see if you have inballances of movement and therefore overdoing stress on some parts of your feet?
Btw. I saw your the photos of your last competition and have to say, you are looking like a good "fighter" person! Must have been a blast to do the run, hmm?
All the best from snowy Bavaria, and good healing!