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Old 08-10-09, 09:53 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-10-09, 06:13 PM   #2
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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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