Sorry to hear you don't feel it's worth persisting with running after all your injuries, AR, but I hope that with time you change your mind and gently ease your way back into it.
Good luck with your continuing recovery, Gul.
The rest of you seem to be flying and so does the next generation! Well done to everyone today and yesterday in the shorter stuff - really impressive.
I've stayed away from here recently as I didn't want to bring everyone down with my negativity. Basically my recovery from VLM, which itself was a disappointment, has been spectacularly awful. Aches and pains just about everywhere and then Achilles Tendonosis followed by something else followed by my dodgy knee really starting to concern me and even threatening to become life-changing. I now also have either periostitis or shin splints but am taking painkillers and running thhrough it as running is about the only time it doesn't hurt.
I went to the doctor's this week and have started the ball rolling and arranged a series of x-rays as well as a full check-up (blood test etc.).
Meanwhile I am running four or five times and doing 25-30 miles per week. The first five minutes or so are depressingly painful, but then I actually seem to be in decent shape. Hopefully I can keep things ticking over until a) the niggles and pain go away of their own accord or b) medical science sorts me out. (Don't) watch this space.
Good luck to Jase at Edinburgh, and anyone else racing.
Moof - Thanks for those kind words - I have just found that my efforts in training, such as they are, have not led to the expected rewards in races in the last three years. I have been "plagued" by injuries, it's true, but there is still something holding me back from doing myself what I perceive as justice again and again.
A good rest should see me right, I dare say. Now, where's that pizza?
Abbers - Brilliant stuff! An early fall and you go on to do a 2-min negative split? I think you have underestimated your form by a good margin, making your next campaign one to watch. Many congratulations!!