You are right though, I've never been very good at taking advice - I'm too pig-headed for my own good! It's one of the reasons why I've never had a coach. That said, I didn't run yesterday when you all told me not too
Run went OK at lunch though. Just 4 easy, flat miles at about 8mm pace to see if warming it up would help. It felt OK when running, but just the same after, so overall neutral. Certainly won't be racing on Sunday though. I've been here before with this one!
Not sure I can agree with you about maintaining fitness though Ric. I can accept that rehab is the most important thing for an oversue injury, but maintaining fitness by cross-training, provided it doesn't hinder the rehab, can only be a good thing surely? Not just for making the journey back to full running training easier, but also for the sake of your sanity while undergoing rehab.
When I've had prolonged injuries before, not only would I have ended up putting on loads of weight, but I'd have been unbearable to live with if I couldn't have got out on my bike or even gone swimming! I would even go so far as to say I would put up with a mild underlying chronic injury and train/race with it if a) it is not taking the pleasure out of running and b) it is not being made worse
Anyway, I'm going to try an easy run at lunchtime and see what happens - if it starts to hurt I'll stop.
That's one hell of a session Matt - it has it all: Metronomic consistency, a bloody high number of reps and all at scary speed!! Very impressive....
Johnas - I was thinking about your use of the cross trainer for your adductor injury today actually. It would be good to do, but I would need to go to a Gym. It might be an option though if it carries on, as I will definitely need to do something to keep fitness. Whilst biking isn't painful, I'm sure too much of it won't help things. All that said, it does seem to be improving so I'll just play it by ear for now.