HR -- probably mystified several people in my office now by hopping on dodgy leg! Actually I remembered your tip and tried it earlier too. I can hop on it, and in general it's felt much better yesterday and today -- I'd not know I'd had a big problem with it from how it feels now. Intriguingly I was getting some little twitches in the tib. a. muscle on that side in bed now and then, which may be irrelevant, but could be a pointer to a compartment syndrome (one of my other pet theories for this one). I'll leave it another day and then maybe try 1 mile tomorrow in high-cadence mode again to see what happens. I won't be going to my GP with it feeling like it is today, but then I've been there before -- 2 weeks after VLM I had about 5 days off only for it to clear up about 12 hours before my rural marathon. Hope your writing stint finishes up nicely BTW.
TT -- hardly worth commenting on your 24 when an average day is 19!
jonny -- that's a huge PB, very well done. Sorry it wasn't tops for you AD.
ST -- ouch, really hope it's not too serious.
TR -- I was being greedy; I wanted to exploit my VLM fitness to bag some fast shorter races, and keep the endurance up for BGR adventures in August. Lev_ -- sorry to hear you're in the same boat with your glute.
Pi Man -- congrats on the PB
Wardi -- are you just starting the 10Ks too fast? My best race performances have been those where I kept it reined in for the first half for slight negative splits. Nice 5K though!
Blisters -- I had no idea you were a triathlete -- sounds like you upheld honour admirably.
Clearly -- 20K races are great for a high PowerOf10 UK ranking (if you can find the category)...
Still resting; if the leg is still cranky by Weds, I'll call my GP. Has to be said it feels better this morning though.
Sorry TT, a bit of finger trouble there, I did mean TR (second short race in a week or two, it's becoming a habit...). And (T *T*) that mileage is phenomenal!
Thanks CL, looking back in my diary I realise I've been struggling on with the dodgy leg for 7 weeks. If I'd known that 7 weeks ago, I'd have had a month off and been 3 weeks into fresh training by now... Anyway, resting up for a bit still, and last night I found yet another tight patch to massage away, a strip in fact running down the outer edge of the calf, though it may be unrelated.
HR -- yep, I'm going to be jolly sensible and not run for a days, and if it's stil achy after that (suggesting I've really done some damage this time) I'll go to my GP and see if I can get referred for tests to figure it out.
Blisters -- Jools will have you, alright, but only for flagrant misquoting