Yes, could be same Andrews. I read about that compartment syndrome, if gets too bad it all gets a bit scary! Hopefully I will be back running next month some time, will slowly build up the mileage again and will probably not bother with York but just "run for fun" before spring marathon training starts in the new year.
Well, I did some intervals on the bike in the gym, so there. Running is so last month don't you know, cycling's where it's at. I'll be ready for the Tour De France next year the way I'm going. You should see my quads, they're feckin enormous.
Actually I tried running a few strides on the treadmill but still a bit too painful...improving though...slowly....
Scott - I have already been to the physio/sports rehab at local Uni and am going back again in a few weeks after their summer break. They thought it was probably an overuse injury of one of my peroneal muscles but didn't rule out a stress fracture. The only reason they thought it wasn't a stress fracture is that I said it didn't get worse as I ran on it. The only way to find out is a mri or bone scan which is expensive etc. They told me not to run if too painful, and I haven't ran a mile since as still hurts just when I run a few steps. Normal recovery time from a stress fracture down there is 4 to 6 weeks. So, quite resigned to not running for now, and I'm ok with that. Probably won't be marathoning in the autumn, but you never know, take each day as it comes. I've ran a lot of miles the last 3 or 4 years and have been lucky with injuries, but I guess something had to give in the end. I have felt like I was pushing it this summer and needed a rest, and now I've had one forced on me.
On the plus side I'm not feeling totally knackered all the time at the moment and it gives me a chance to check out the hot babes in the gym (well, the hot OAPs). On the down side I can't eat shitloads anymore, and I do miss the freedom that running brings (but I don't miss those silly mp/LT/VO2 runs!).