Hi all. I wouldn't worry Pip. You have plenty of time until London next year. Just take your time and the more you do the faster and easier it becomes. Don't be in a rush. Enjoy your 5k races etc. but don't get to concerned about performance at this stage. Just start off with minimal mileage in your training schedule and build up again. Even if it is only 4-5 miles, just take your time at the moment. we can talk about what to do later on in the schedule.
Hi Siony . That is great. My friend from work is suffering from the same thing ( as I did minimally pre London) and had a light jog today to test the water, he said It still was not right, but is better than it was. I have told him to keep off it for 2 weeks, and then see how it feels then. However, compared to how it was , he is a lot better. Just time and patience. The day you keep off it is the day it starts to recover. Once you atart to forget about the pain is a great tonic. It means it is improving. It hurts for a reason, the body is fantastic at rectifying itself. Give it time.
However, after a bloody lecture the fact that it is pain free, Siony, perhaprs means you can crack on with your running !!!
Really sorry about the lecture. Just want to make sure you are ok.It is so nice to run pain free !!