TS, I'm sure you're right about just doing a bit too much and tipping over the edge towards injury. Maybe it was the increased speed work but I'd only just begun that so still suspect the squats. Regarding shoes, I must have it wrong but I thought you were sceptical about the supposed benefits of cushioned running shoes. Maybe it was the expense and excessive claims made my the manufacturers that you were cynical about. It's too far back to find your post which ws some time ago.
Welshpoppy, I do considerably more than 300 miles on a pair of shoes. My last ones lasted 1200 miles before I changed them and that was more because they were getting really shabby. I never had an injury during that time. My current pair have about the same mileage. I'd hesitate to blame my current minor injury problems on old shoes but might change them anyway just to be safe.
ceal, hope your PF improves soon.
I'm carrying on doing short and careful runs. No problems so far touch wood.
Columba, good for you for marshalling on such a bitterly cold day. As well as feeling good for doing one's bit, it makes a nice change to watch a race as a spectator rather than a participant. It's great to be appreciated by runners and I certainly try to reciprocate when the roles are reversed.
Mick, great to hear you're running without any more heel issues and that your knee's behaving as well. Rest assured I'm going to be very careful. Do you think you'll be doing any races next year if you keep free of injury?
Christine, you're braver than me to attempt a half marathon on so little ruuning but I can see the incentive to have a go when it's all been arranged. I'd say you actually did more than just have a go and your time is very impressive in the circumstances. I hope you recovered quickly and didn't feel ill once you'd finished. Well done. Good luck with your return to full fitness, when it will be interesting to see what times you'll be recording then. Given your pedigree, very good I'd say.
I`ve finally got round to buying my first laptop so posting on here is going to be a whole lot easier. Our ancient desktop is now painfully slow and posting using my tablet is just a pain as you can`t see what you`re typing.
My knee feels a lot better but I`m still taking it very slowly. I`ve increased my runs to 2 miles now and hope to gradually do more. Still not sure what was wrong. The initial sore tendon went fairly quickly but then I was left with various aches and twinges which seemed to move around the knee. I still blame the squats for those although the sore tendon might have come from my last race.
My target is now to run in the NE Cross-country championships in three weeks time. There`s no way I'll be running quickly but it will be great just to be taking part again. I know my lay-off has not been very long but it has been frustrating nevertheless.
Very cold here as I know it is elsewhere. Hat and gloves worn today for the first time since early spring.