Got everything crossed for good news tomorrow Tim, all you can do is wait, and the good news is it won't be too long to wait!! How's the leg feeling on the whole by the way?
I got good news from the physio, basically pretty much confirmed what I suspected, the trainers I've used since last year, aren't doing me any favours when I go over 10k, and have left my Achilles really tight on both legs, so he just loosened them off and thinks I'm fine to crack on, as long as I take it easy.
Felt happy I got it checked out early and will be doing longer runs with the Ravenna's from now on, hopefully feel better for it.
That's a bit rubbish to hear the leg isn't any better Tim, hopefully just a temporary thing, it's great to see the thread ticking along though, I cheered myself up by buying a new pair of trainers, well the Ravenna's anyway, made me feel better even though I'll probably leave it a few days.
Thanks again everyone who has posted good wishes, it's very much appreciated, leg doesn't feel too bad, just a bit twingey if that makes sense, I had a go with the foam roller on everywhere apart from troublesome left lower as didn't want to aggravate.
Well done to those of you who've been able to get some good runs done, some impressive mileage.
Thanks Malcs & RR I've booked in at the Physio for later in the week, feels a bit uncomfy but no particularly painful this morning.
Malcs - It's funny you mentioning that as I'm trying to think of triggers and/or causes and been reading quite a bit on my shoes. I'll try not to bore too much, but after a good few years in Brooks Ravenna, I switched to Pure Cadence middle of last year, took advice from a fellow runner who works in sweatshop and to be honest after running them in gently I loved them. Got a 10k PB in August and aside from a few niggles been great.
However I am wondering if the long runs, couple with me having fairly low arches, means I need the extra support/stability from a bigger shoe like the Ravenna and the PC don't suit me for longer runs. Going to try it out and see but there seems to be some method to my madness.
Not sure about swapping between low drop and high drop shoes but will ask and see what suggested, hopefully can be quickly solved if so.