After I did London this year, I ran a short 5 mile race the week after in a pretty good time.
Unfortunately, after this my right achilles played up and my running has suffered ever since.
After trying rest it still came back. I eventually went to a compression bandage and ibuprofen gel and it has cleared up.
However now I have what may be a similar problem in my left schilles. I went for a run two days ago and it was swollen compared to my right achilles.
I've got the bandage on the left side now and using the gel but plan to go for a flat 5 mile run at lunchtime. The swelling has gone down a bit but not 100%.
Should I rest or not? Bearing in mind that I tried this with my right achilles and it didn't work