Its a fantastic read. My AT is only mild, nothing compared to yours, but vthen neither is my running calender. I found stopping running had no effect so I've carried on managing it in my own way. It gets no worse or better. The advice on heat versus cold is great. I've had good success with mixed approach - heat first, ten ice it then heat again - the hobbling first thing in teh morning is often more bearable after this.
Well done on having the determination to carry on - its very easy with injury to get to the stage where you're not sur eif you can be bothered to run again. Hope your year continues injury free and thanks for the gripping read!
Yes, well done you! I think realistic goals are the way forward - I took 8 mins out of my half marathon times last year in the three races I did - Obvioulsy over different courses but I was still over the moon with each of them and am going back to do them again this year to see if I can better them again. I manage three runs a week with about 22 miles if I'm lucky, but fitting it all in round young kids is sometimes a bit of a juggling/balancing act!
Someone posted last week about runningthree times a week to get round a half marathon and it started a lot of debate about "maximising your potential" and "elite runners" and doing 70 miles a week, so good luck with achieveing your own target!