I did it! I PR’d!!!
My official time is 2:11:21. I took 5 minutes off my best time! I wanted 2:10 and according to my garmin I got it but the course ended up being long because of flooding which resulted running in the grass – yea lets not talk about that ha. I am so thrilled. I trained really hard and I was worried that getting strep a week before the race was going to ruin my chances of getting a PR.
Let’s not mention that I woke up on Thursday with pain in my Achilles! The pain persisted for 2 days. Saturday (race day) I had ZERO pain. I ran the entire race with ZERO pain. A few hours after the race – Achilles soreness returned. I haven't run since Saturday and I am still dealing with off and on soreness in my Achilles. I am freaking out. I want to run so bad and I cant. I’ve been reading up on Achilles issues and it can be and a very long recovery time.
Yesterday I had no soreness and I even contemplated going for a run. I was smart and decided to give myself another day of rest. I took my dog for a mile walk (in my running sneakers). This morning when I woke up the soreness was back and actually is worse then it has been. I am icing again and taking ibuprofen. I JUST WANT TO RUN.
Anyone have experience with Achilles injuries? I don't think it’s ruptured or torn (the pain isn't that severe). The pain is in the tendon – not in my heel.