Aquarius - this website does funny things from time to time. Like greying out names, and not giving email prompts even though you've ticked the box to say you want them. For a long time it demanded that I log in every time, even though I hadn't logged out so shouldn't have neded to log in. And then all of a sudden it put itself right again. I think there's nothing to be done about it except wait. Pretend you're a patient in A & E.
Welcome back, MWW. Yes, I have Galloway's book, and did quite a bit of run/walking a few years ago, being interested to discover that on a long(ish) run run/walk was as fast as running all the time. I suppose this is because the walk part rested the muscles so when the run part started up again I could go faster.
Aquarius, - yes, the thought of losing fitness (while I rest the knee) is far from appealing. I am going to a "spinning" class once a week, which doesn't bother the knee and certainly speeds up the heart rate.
I'm going to oblige Mr. Fetch with a voluntary contribution, too (just haven't set it up yet).
Laughed at WtnMel's "waiting for darkness to descend" before going out for your earliest runs, as that is exactly what I did myself.
Exhausted, I have been using one of those tubular bandages which holds the knee tight, and was using it when the knee "went". I was going downhill, rather than up; downhill definitely bothers the knees more.
JB6 - bad luck with the hamstring strain. Anything to be done about it apart from resting it?