Muss - you'll get some good advice from folk on here, stick around.
TT - that looks like a good plan
Bains - sounds like you're managing things the right way....patiently
PP - thought you'd appreciate the colour of these below Picked them up reduced price for shorter fell and more runnable lakes races.
Calf still a bit iffy but nowt serious. Using x trainer later and maybe a jogg tomorrow but saturdays xc fixture probably too soon being realistic. Rather save myself for final fixture in two weeks where I'll be 100%.
PP thats very good positioning from you there, bodes well surely! Jools and CL, good running too, tough old conditions eh.
CC2 - ouch, really rough luck there
Wardi - nice pacing
Bit of a struggle for me at the Nationals( didn't we all I guess in that mud!). Those conditions usually suit me more but I never really got going, felt fairly flat and lacking a bit of power and drive. Still I came in in a fairly respectable 516th place and it was good training with a number on. Hope to find a bit more zip for next weekends league XC fixture. Calf is pretty buggered today too, needs a couple days rest.
Great day out/ event and that mass start is something else! Lol A good showing from my club Heaton too. Local lad Nick Swinburn of Morpete came 3rd, top effort.
Caught up with old Heathside teammates in the pub after and met Jim Bob which was fun. Right old laugh.
PP - your face in that food challenge, lol Good luck tomorrow too, will look out for you!
ES - good MLR there
SJ - good reps within that run
ON7 - tough luck mate hope you get things sorted. Don't be too disheartened though, it might not be anything too serious, probably just a period of rest (that dirty word) and graduated return. The impression I get from a couple of the Physio outpatients I've done is that you can strengthen certain muscles/address weaknesses. However in the case of high Impact training (runners who do high mileage) it's often a case of (not always) simple overloading principles rather than finding some kind of chronic issue/imbalance/gait issue etc. Try not too be too despondent though, it may clear up relatively easily
Wardi - hope you get sorted too
Train down to London in an hour or so. Chill with folks then nationals tomorrow and catch up with old friends. A good day out and a hard training with a number on for me.
Good luck to anyone else on here running at the nationals tomorrow!
Bains - I hurt my ankle badly on the stairs at uni a couple years ago. Re-training the ankle is a lot about proprioceptive training. I did (and still do now as trainging specifically for fells)lots of single leg balance work. You can start just using floor then a pillow, then trying eyes closed. Then eventually use a wobble cushion where you can change the difficulty depending how much air is in it. I do 1 min plus on both left and right feet. My balance is far better these days and ive noticed a difference descending the fells, even if its just confidence. Improved leg strength cant hurt either.