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Subject: RE: My goal of sub 4:00 1500-I will not stop until I reach my goal.
How about don't run. I tried to tell you this before it got to this stage a couple weeks ago because I went through the same thing and make the same stupid mistake and tried to run through it, on two separate occasions. I did not improve much, every run was painful, and it took me 2 to 3 months of no running both times to be back to no pain.
In the mean time ice, ibprophen, ultrasound, heat, etc. Try to get any swelling down. Do some cross training, but before you start a workout stand in a hottub and warm the achilles up. What I did was aqua jog in the morning for 45 to 60 minutes and bike workout in the afternoon. Otherwise you can try elliptical in there too. If your achilles hurts doing any of these even a little bit, stop.
When your achilles is no longer tender and you can walk without pain, start the eccentric calf raises as someone stated earlier. 3X10. Do that for a couple days (~5) before you start running again and continue to do it for the rest of the season. When you start running again, start out slow and avoid speed work for a little bit until you are healthy. I repeat no intervals the first week back, even in the morning.
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