A few weeks ago I was out with running club and something "popped" in my foot after about 2 miles. That was literally it. I felt a pop, intense pain and the next day I had swelling and bruising under my ankle on the outer side and the top of my foot. I iced it, rested it and my mam (ex-nurse) strapped it up. And it responded. Didn't run at all until last weekend. Did a cautious 5k with no ill effect, but during last week I noticed my Achilles was feeling tight and I had achy ache in my foot. Did the Great North Run yesterday and my foot went again at about 4 miles but I managed to finish by running/walking/hobbling/jogging. Today I can walk on it but my Achilles feels a little tight (not severely though) and it feels like I have a nail in my foot arch. The pain wasnt too bad this morning but increased during the day. Sore in the arch, into the bit towards the outside of under my ankle bone. Any clues?
Been busy running and stuff. Training is going well, 12 miles yesterday with three blisters when I got home. Nearly cried at mile 11, had to give myself a massive shake to keep going. My number arrived on Friday. I'm a pink runner (plodder) but I'm just going to be pleased to finish. Those in block A spare a thought for us plodders who are only half way when you finish.
Didn't run today but cycled instead. Quads felt tired after yesterday but not as bad as I had expected.
My training is going well. Did the Great North 10k and am now just focussing on the Great North Run. Got a bit of a niggly calf which has been bothering me since June. Nothing too bad. Just annoying. Did 10 miles on Sunday, and feeling good about the half marathon. Just waiting for the big day now.