Saturday, 20 October 2012

Ankle sprain and Frankfurt Marathon in a week

Sitting on a chair, resting my left foot on a stool with a pack of ice over my recently twisted ankle, I am contemplating whether or not to run this marathon.

After icing the sprained ankle several times and taking some anti-inflammatory pills it is almost fixed now. But how about running a marathon on it in a week time?

It might not be a wise idea to run this marathon. But this is not the first time that I twisted my ankle. It happened a few times in the past and every time I came back to my running routine in a few days. The last time I did twist my ankle was actually during the Swissalpine marathon. Somewhere around 28k I landed badly on the outer edge of my foot and my ankle rolled inward. I stopped, walked for a few meters and started running again, limping for a kilometre and when I passed the 30k mark the pain was completely forgotten.

I am quite sure even if I don't attend this marathon. I cannot put my feet up for the whole week. At some point after a couple of days I will get bored (Not saying that I am not already) and will go for a long run. So why not challenging myself with this marathon? After all I might need to take it easy. But this is much better than giving up.

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