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    sprained ankle, getting back on the bike...

    about a week and a half ago, i decided to try some barefoot-style running. long story short, i did too much too soon and the tendons/muscles in my left ankle were injured. i've been resting/icing/elevating/compressing.

    my girlfriend wants to run a 5k for breast cancer about 1 month from now. i want to support her and train / run it with her. on the other hand, i don't want to exacerbate an existing injury.

    simple question is - would it be better to train on my bike (light, no tough climbs), or wait longer?

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    Mrs. DataJunkie Luddite's Avatar
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    Did you roll your ankle?

    Sprains suck, can you walk without pain now?

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    I'm not a doctor but my personal theory is for a speedy recovery you need to find the right balance between rest and movement. What that balance is, is very hard to say but I think if you listen to your body and do not overdo the movement, it should be cool.
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