My Average Running mileage is around 80 – 100 km a week.
My daily runs have been pretty good so far. No major aches and pains and I have to admit that I've been running pretty much like a "Stallion" .... Ahem! But as far as walking and going down the stairs is concerned, that's a different story. I look like I have a stick up my A--s. Not a flattering sight.....seriously :(
A couple of weeks ago in Baguio, I was doing a 21 km run and banged my right heel on the rocky terrain. It was pretty bad that I ended up with a nasty bruise. Just last week but in Bohol this time, I banged the same right heel again in a trail run. I know....I know....so much for the good running streak I have been having.
Normally, after 24 hours of rest, Pain killers, Ice and foot elevation, the pain would be pretty much gone. Having done that, I noticed that the pain did not go away. In fact, it seemed to be getting worse (but only when I run). Maybe a days rest was not enough. I still managed to run 6 days a week with an average of 15 km a day which probably didn't give my heel that much of a chance to fully recover from the injury.
So it’s back to RunningShield Therapy : Ultra Sound, Roller and Cool Ice Spray - 3 times a day , 30 minutes per session. I've done this therapy before and it works well for me.
Usually, after about a week of continuous therapy, there would be no more pain. I know that a full 2 or 3 days rest would probably be best for my heel but my brain ( and soul ) can only take 24 hours of NO running before I transform into a Mr. Hyde......which would involve a whole different kind of therapy altogether!
That being said, Running has always been my best therapy.....with a dose of 6 days a week, average 15 kms/ day and no prescription required. :-)