Couldn't bear 2 consecutive zero days, so chanced a (pretty warm (Blisters, I was perspiring )) 7 mile fartlek - foot withstood all the planned efforts, but ice pack on it as I type. A nice round 200 for the month .
decided to have a rest day, MsE - your description "fine line between minor niggle & injury" seems to fit the description - so just being cautious at the moment - & what with the forecast heatwave, might be a good week to do a bit less . . . .
Gul - get out and jog down the road - you need that 0.05 miles . . . . .
matched your 17 this morn, but quite unsatisfactory in the end; intended 20 (as helping my pal with her Mable buildup), so got 11 done without fuss, back to park for parkrun - was actually going a lot better than last outing, but at halfway very sudden onset of sharp pain on top of foot (which has been troubling me recently, albeit at a low level) meant I was running with a limping gait, so I took the decision to drop out. My pal finished, and the ad-hoc plan then was she would continue and complete the 20, although she didn't fancy it alone, and I would walk back home (1 mile). So, she carried on, I remained chatting to parkrunners, then decided to test my foot - found I could do easy running with just the lower level of discomfort, so looped round to intercept my chum, and ran back with her - 17 done, 19 for my buddy, who went sprawling over a stone in the last couple of miles, acquiring grazed & cut knees (!) so we decided not to make the last small loop to hers to make the 20 . . . . . So, ice on my foot as I type - hopefully nothing too serious - and although I dislike DNF ing, in this case I think it was a decision of sense rather than weakness
Don't give up yet, Poacher - I had arthroscopy a few years ago (although only torn medial ligament, not meniscus), but I'm fortunate enough at the moment to be able to train 50mpw with hardly any issues from my knees (just an occasional reminder) Each case is different of course, but too early imo to think of quitting. In my case, I actually took encouragement from the consultant who advised me that my knees were "9 out of 10" for someone my age and running background