After sitting around for two weeks waiting for my legs to feel better, I finally decided to lace ’em up again and go for a run.
It was one day earlier than I had expected, but I felt good and decided to give it a shot. It was just a nice leisurely 3.8-mile run around the neighborhood, but I am determined not to push too hard just yet.
During my layoff, I spoke with Dr. Missy Holas, a physical therapist I know who works with numerous local athletes, including many of the Atlanta Thrashers. Among the many things we discussed, she suggested that I use a Tens Unit on my legs after each run.
By using electrodes to stimulate the muscles after each run, my legs will be able to make a quicker recovery. So that’s what I did for 15 minutes on each calf.
For me, this was the first time I had ever tried this, so it’s too early to tell if I will benefit from it. But what do I have to lose, I figure.
I plan to go for a 5-miler on Thursday and possibly 12 Miles on Sunday, depending how I feel. So far, so good.