Columba, yes, perhaps it is time to bite the bullet and accept that resting your knee until it feels a lot better is the best thing to do. What a shame though when you're entered for such a good race. It's still three weeks or so away, so walking it with short stretches of very gentle running may not be totally out of the question. Obviously be very careful though, especially as, based on your 3 mile run, the reaction is the day after the run and not during it.
A gym session for me this morning. I have to say I'm finding them increasingly tedious. I'd love to be able to do it with one or two other people and perhaps have a coffee afterwards but the great majority of people there are just like me and do their own thing. I envy Mick his gym sessions, which sound a lot more fun.
Tomorrow I'm doing the last of my 13 minute runs before increasing to 16 minutes on Saturday. So far, all good.
aws, good to hear from you again. I'm not surprised you're exhausted after your move. You must be looking forward to getting it all finished and being able to relax and enjoy your new house and surroundings.
WD60, yes, I will be patient. PF is definitely something not to be messed with. Sorry you've had a setback but it's all too easy to overdo it without realizing at the time.
Mick. at the minute I'm concentrating on the exercises the physio gave me, which seem to be aimed at stretching the plantar. I think I'll wait until I'm sure it's all healed properly before starting strengthening exercises but believe me I will be doing them then.
Welshpoppy, what a nuisance your knee is still playing up. Walking 11 miles a day is quite something and it's some consolation you can still do that and hopefully you and your physio can sort your knee out before too long.
Mick, what an idyllic day - a lovely run followed by a motorbike ride back through beautiful countryside in good weather. It doesn't get much better I'd imagine.
ceal, really bad luck to have picked up an infection.
My rehabilitation continues. Having done three runs of 10 minutes with a day's rest between, I increased it to 13 minutes today with no ill-effects. Tempting to increase again but I'm taking no chances. It's just so great to be running at all again.
I read The Selfish Gene a while ago and he makes a good case as far as I could tell. Parts of the book are quite academic and not so easy to follow for a layman.
For myself, I believe in evolution and the survival of the fittest etc but find it hard to accept it explains everything. I see little evidence of anything benevolent behind the natural world though, quite the opposite.
Columba, I hope your injury recovery is progressing. Always frustrating to miss a planned race.
WD60, good to see you back in action.
I'm back running again myself, although very tentatively. Following the advice of my physio I ran for 10 minutes on Monday, the first run for 7 weeks, at a slow pace, covering one mile. Then a rest day yesterday and another 10 minutes running today, at a very slightly faster pace.The pain is certainly a lot better so here's hoping. I'm not taking any chances and only building up gradually.
I've looked up the PF exercise link Columba referred to and will add those exercises to those the physio gave me. I can really see the sense of taking action to minimize the chances of any problems recurring.
On Saturday I travelled to Sutton Coldfield to support my club's over-65 team in the national relay championships. I was in the three-man team last year and we were very pleased to finish second. As it turned out, we finished second again, behind a very good team. My replacement ran a very good leg so I might have to rely on someone being unavailable to get a place next year. Really enjoyed supporting though.