Efillio - Sweatshop should surely provide running kit for such scenarios? Failing that, unless you're a deep sea diver your work togs should be fine. What's more you'll get a seat all to yourself on the train home too
Tim - well done on the weight loss sir! That is mighty impressive.
Gareth makes an excellent point there. These things can be very tricky to diagnose. Until the scan you can't know for sure. Here's hoping it's not a fracture and something that will heal up much more quickly.
Very thoughtful of you to provide session plans for everyone. My post flu recovery session will consist of simply trying to run a few miles without feeling like death
Angela - donkeys?!!! Each to their own I suppose.
Sounds bad for Mr I. Seal up the bedroom door, pack a suitcase and get the hell out of there! If he has water he can survive a few days until you return. I'm sure he'll understand.
It is incredibly annoying when manufacturers mess with a tried and tested format just so they can sell the latest and greatest model. I can't believe they haven't worked out that obsessed runners will stick to a formula once they find it. Keep the damn shoes the same! You don't need to invest any time and money 'improving' them, just sit back and milk the cash cow.
reikirabbit - interesting stuff. I guess that's always the way when you intervene to solve one problem you risk upsetting something else. I guess the ideal is to sort out the root cause of the issue but sometimes that's difficult to pinpoint.
In my case it has to be the injury I picked up in Nov. I'm sure I strained the tendons and that's weakened the foot on the medial side putting extra pressure on the pos tib. I guess we'll see if I'm right over the course of the next week or two.
Well done on the aqua jog. I still don't know how you have the discipline to jog around a swimming pool, I could never do it.
Hope the anterior tib calms down quickly!
I did 30 mins at a brisk ish pace today (outside of water). Still feel like a beginner. Legs have nothing in them. I know, patience...patience...
Tom - yes, it's miles easier to get a Manchester place. Just getting into the London ballot is hard enough as it sells out within hours. You then only have something like a 1 in 5 chance of getting a place.
Colds are the devils work. I totally despise them. However, if it is just a cold and not the flu then if you do get it hopefully you'll be over it in a few days. Really hope it turns out to be nothing.