The "thwacked" rib still isn't 100%. To be honest I still don't really know if I've cracked it or just bruised it.
It's OK(ish) if I don't push the pace too much and it's certainly a lot better if I remember to "pop" a couple of brufen before the run.
I did 16 miles yesterday and felt tickety boo. But then did 11 today (without brufen) and definitely felt a twinge.
I'm sure proper advice would be to do nothing at all for a few weeks - but I just cant bring myself to do that. I'm just going to try and find a nice balance between doing enough and not doing that much that I risk exacerbating the injury or prolonging complete recovery. Probably a "choice" that's faced loads of injured runners:
Option "A" Do absolutely nothing for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks or so "recovery" and back to race fitness in 6 OR Option "B" start running after 1 week, but prolong the full recovery to about 10 weeks. (these figures are not precise - it's just an example).
I know which one I'd go for.
Looked back at my training log and was surprised to see that the mileage I did last week was pretty high by my standards even when I'm not nursing an injury. So perhaps I should at least try and have a couple of easier weeks. Nice in theory, but I'm off work for two weeks soon and would hate to miss out on quality time.
Anyway. Yesterday was the Haddington Half and just because I couldn't run it that was no excuse not to go down and will on the rest of the club to do well. And well they did...with Rhona and the two Ian's picking up East District "masters" medals and Brian slicing a good couple of minutes off his PB time.