I loved it, was a lovely day, great course and very well supported. My time wasn't brill as my knee started at 7miles or so and by mile 11 it was all I could do to hobble, however, It's completed, the injury will mend and I have a bench mark to beat.
I didn't train properly and have never been a runner, but I know I can do better!!
I'm due to attend the royal parks 1/2 in 2 weeks, bee plagued with niggles all the time I've been training, but tended to just carry on.
I was having a bit of grief from my left hip and always have a clicky knee, but nothing I couldn't cope with, however, i went out on Monday, 3.5 miles or so into the run, I had a little twinge.
Carried on as I'm now 1/2 way to gym, when i got to the gym, had a little sprint (ish) to finish, but within about 30 sec's I was in agony. Yesterday noticed knee was swollen to almost double it's size....
I'm booked in for a sports massage and hitting the foam roller hard, I'm still hoping to run the 1/2, but interested to hear from any suffers.
I've never been properly diagnosed with either PF or AT, but have tried many of the reported ideas on here to try and beat the problem in both my heels, but mainly the left.
The most effective thing I've found so far is weights. I've not ran all weekend (beer fuelled laziness), but did 7m on Friday, usual tenderness all w-end.
Last night, went to gym, 20mins cross, 20 mins stair master, then I used some heavish weights on the calf's and this morning can't feel anything! I always stretch for 15 -30 mins after any workout, unless I run from home.
My wife is currently having rehab for a back problem and asked the Physio for ideas about the calf's, she told her that the best method of stretching the calf, is
toes against wall , heel to floor and keep leg straight, the ease your body to wall
Stand with toes 6" from the wall and try to touch wall with knees,keeping heels on the floor, if you can touch the wall, move the feet back a touch.