Marrows, I had to google soleus to find out where that is, hope it settles soon.
I've booked a physio appoint this week as I want to get my tendon checked out. It now has a small bump in it which I'm thinking might be a build up of scar tissue (similar to what you get sometimes with achilles tendonitis).
I have the Finchley 20 on Sunday. I'm thinking of doing 14 miles of it at MP as that could replace next week's 18 miles with 14 at MP. Does this sound OK??
Shades, I wouldn't know where to start with strapping, what do you use for that? I'm wondering whether my Saucony's which I wear most of the time make the soreness worse. I might try wearing my adidas shoes this week to see if that helps. Thanks for the pacing advice for F20. Will see how I feel later in the week but definitely won't race all 20 miles.
Superman, sounds like a good pacing plan for F20. I've never tried mixing up the paces in a race but may opt for something similar. I remember when I did it in 2013, the weather was awful and I tucked myself nicely behind a group of 3 guys from the same club. They suddenly upped the pace in the last lap and I was left on my own! My tendon felt sore this morning but feels better now having sat at a desk for ages. I may try some different trainers this week as I think my usual ones make it worse.
Reiki Rabbit, that moxi stuff sounds good, hope it helps your hamstring. Lol re climbing up a tree!