sk - Thanks for the info re the Rides v Guides. I know I shouldn't worry about the 100 mile/month thing but it bugs me that i'm so close for Jan ,but 11/12 is better than 6/12 if I damage it further so trying to think about the big picture.
Iain - Presume you can't use a bike at work ? ,sounds as if it could have got much more serious & you can now start on making it right again. Good luck.
Good news on the calf Jugula , go easy. I've had trouble in the past with my right calf where it tricked me into thinking it was ok until I ran on it. It's why i'm vary wary of my left one this time around.
I prefer Calfs but it still doesn't look quite right to me . Must be a January thing.
Well done on another double Emmy ,not sure how you keep doing them.
mamafox - lol at you blinding yourself! ,when I used to do MTB night rides we'd all stop for a chat and blind each other as we'd all have lights on our heads, was quite hard not to do.
shades - sugar free sports drinks sound interesting, I thought it was the sugar that did the 'magic'
Great running big_g ,it's always hard to pace on a hilly route. That's definitely where experience helps and you can pace on feel.
Good luck Iain with the physio.
My slowest raced parkrun on Saturday (25:07!!) ,the course is so muddy at the moment and is great fun but energy sapping and feels like running through treacle.
Think my tight calf has turned into a niggle/slight injury. It feels fine when just walking around but feel it when going upstairs on my toes. Mid calf slightly to the outside, a little bit sore in one spot if i prod it. Going to rest it this week and go from there.
Doing the 100 mile a month challenge again this year and on 92 for January, so hopefully can get the last 8 done but if the calf isn't right then I won't risk it.
Big_G - Can't believe that has happened, I really am completely lost for words, so unbelievably sad. Make sure you get out for your runs and keep posting on here about anything you feel like posting.
Hope you get to the bottom of that injury Iain ,it does sound shoe related but also with your job you're on your feet all day so def worth changing your workwear if you can.
Good luck with the 20 SK. You use Saucony Guide's don't you ? have you tried the Ride's at all ? I've had 2 pairs of Guide 6's and now Guide 7. Looking at the Ride 7's as an option. I know they are Neutral, but if you've run in both then would be good to hear your thoughts.
I'm struggling a little with tight calfs (calves?) at the moment so keeping an eye on that otherwise all good.