Its been 11 days since my injury and although the swelling has gone down and the bruising is out, I am still not running..... I guess after 11 days thats no surprise.
I did however keep swimming, using the float between my legs so not to use my ankle. But I was very naughty, the minute that I could get my cycle shoes on, I was on that turbo trainer. I am used to double training and doing so much that 30 mins on the turbo trainer seemed nothing in comparsion.
On the Saturday, 8 days after the injury, I was on the treadmill, walk/run/ walk, jogging no more than a minute at a time and it felt a bit weak but ok. I should have realised then that trying the same the following day was stupid.
I had my first swimming coaching session on Monday and it was great, the drills we did really helped to improve my stroke. After you have done 1 armed swimming for 6 lengths it really helps your stroke. I swam 3 lengths without the float and ankle hurt a little.
Then last night my ankle hurt so bad that it woke me up..... and i thought you stupid anal cow, using the turbo trainer, getting out of the saddle, getting carried away and not resting.
So read it here first..... I will do nothing for the next 5 days apart from swim and when I do get on the turbo trainer it will be a small gear with high cadence. I need this ankle to mend.
Its so very difficult not to do anything when i have been training so hard and getting my fitness levels up but I must realise that if I don't rest now and repair I will do more damage. I surprised its taken me this long to realise it.......DOH!!!!!