Injury was diagnosed as peroneal tendonitis.The physio gave me a little ultrasound and advised on a stretch that would help. They also arranged for me to have a quick (free) appoinyment with a podiatrist. The podiatrist checked me over to make sure that there wasn't any underlying reason for the injury. He did say that I had inverted feet but not to the extent that it would be responsible for the injury. He advised that I would benefit from wearing supportive footwear such as trainers or regular shoes rather than spending the day barefoot or in slippers when at home.
It's just over two weeks now and the pain has all but gone. I'm going to give it a few more days before trying a run. I think I'll take a step back down the schedule ladder to the run 3 min / walk 1 min x 6 stage. I don't see any point in pushing it, that would be just asking for the injury to come back.
you mention six miles in your thread - is that a distance that you used to run regulalry and would normally want to run?
What stage are you at at the moment? If you feel that running for thirty minutes is within your capability and that you would not be overtsretching yourself, then you could have a go at the One Hour Runeer (OHR) program. It builds up gradually fover a number of weeks rom running thirty minutes to running for an hour and assumes that you run three times a week. If you stick to that program and are not tempted to push ahead too fast, then it may be a good way of make sure that you don't overdo it. Just google 'One Hour Runner'.
There are also a number of other schedules about that build from 5k to 10k over a number of weeks.