No Bus, decided not to bother yet, think Ric is probably right, tendon/ligament damage. Still prognosis isn't good for that type of injury in that area. Given up worrying about getting back to running now, although rather gutted I'm going to miss our home XC league race tomorrow. But Suffolk county champs Xc early Jan is still a target race. Getting better maybe 5%/day. Been swimming and its OK, difficult to get a hard enough workout though.
Still here, albeit skim reading.
Nice mileage week phil and good first xc of the season Dachs.
Yes p&d is Pfitzinger and Douglas Ss. I don't think much of the serious road runner book, fraction too easy.
Unlucky Ric can't believe its been 7 weeks now, have you been using anti inflammatories? The naproxen the gp gave me are meant for that type of thing.
No symptoms for me SG, was in the shape of my life and feeling strong. just all of a sudden after my fartlek run last Sunday the ball of my foot became painful. Well its much more specific than that. Pain confined to 1cm squared! No pain around that point but put even minor pressure on this little spot. Ouch, so can't toe off or walk properly. I'm convinced its a stress fracture of the lateral semasoid. A rare but debilitating injury. Caused by an increase in mileage. I ignored the 10% rule, my bad. Negligable improvement so 0 miles ran this week. Maybe by Christmas I'll be back. With get a private MRI scan of the foot bones if no improvement by then. Screw the NHS and my GP who doesn't even know what a sesamoid bone is.
Swimming training starting this week. Seriously. Need endorphins.
Condolences on your loss Ric. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Look's like I won't be posting for a while. Self diagnosed myself again... a fractured Sesamoid in my foot which tends to be and does currently feel, season ending. third day off now and its getting worse. Might report back after GP/X-ray etc. I always knew my lawnmower to right foot accident would not allow me to train enough to reach my potential. Might have to become a cyclist or something. Take care.
Good luck then Iron, SG and Philip! Doesn't look too cold today, maybe a bit breezy.
Isn't that just how Scottish always trains? Some people can handle it I guess, just like your 60-70mile weeks were beyond me last year but are do-able now. You adapt to the stress. Does seem a tad what I call 'boom or bust'. You adapt or you break down, kind of over reaching then super compensation vs. Over- training or injury.
As for the FIRST plan Philip has it spot on with the 'it doesn't matter how fast you are...' comment. The figures just don't work for faster athletes, that includes you Iron! Now your in week 5 though I guess you'll keep going, keep us informed of how you get on.