Thanks for the comments. Should clarify it was a week ago I got the injury and haven't run since. Will be giving it another week. Could hardly walk for a couple of days but calming right down now. I was explaining to my sister that I'd slightly torn my peroneal out running. She was a bit surprised. We then had a conversation to establish the difference between the peroneal and the perineum. My perineum was fine by the way, although I did have a brief scare climbing over a fence.
Last run 6 days ago. I wasn't in the best of moods at the start. Had a small niggle in my lower leg a few days earlier. Ran over over some very rough uneven ground which meant my ankles were clattering around. A couple of miles later the little niggle came back with a vengeance and had to stop. Probably a tendon tear. 9 miles from home and had to walk/jog back. That didn't do it any favours. Have had people staying and been hobbling after my little nephew all week. Probably another week until I try a gentle run. Bollocks.
The coverage of these flood has been unprecedented. The place is swamped with water, journalists and politicians day after day. Even Nigel Farage turned up dressed as Basil Brush. After a series of Tory ministers struggled to hold back their contempt when challenged by the public, Super Dave arrives with his magic chequebook.
To get flooded out is terrible. But to put things in perspective the current number of properties flooded has gone over 1,000. The number of properties flooded along the Yorkshire coastline in Dec was 688. Remember hearing about that? In 2007 27,000+ properties flooded in Yorkshire and Humberside alone, and several thousand re-flooded a year later. Makes the current numbers seem almost trivial.
That's very impressive for a first 20miler Jase. Those last 6 miles can feel like double, but I don't think you're going to struggle with it. Jack, had the same experience myself this week. 20miles, crash, still felt like shit late into the evening. It happens sometimes unfortunately.
Wild and windy. A day when you're running the conditions more than anything. 16.4miles along country roads. Some tough sections straight into the wind with the rain cutting into me. Had to put my head down, lean into it and push forward. Quite exhilarating in a masochistic kind of way. Under 2hrs10 so not bad all things considered. Sun came out for the last mile and made a great big clear rainbow. Felt like I was running under the arch. Did not stop to pee.
Mixed terrain run today of thick mud and roads. Sliding about all over the place in the mud. Nearly lost a shoe to it. Caked in filth. Sun came out. Quite tired again but 17.63miles in a bit over 2hrs23 (discounting time taken to have a pee - must be my age). Good running everyone and good luck.