Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:47
Gul - get out and jog down the road - you need that 0.05 miles . . . . .
matched your 17 this morn, but quite unsatisfactory in the end; intended 20 (as helping my pal with her Mable buildup), so got 11 done without fuss, back to park for parkrun - was actually going a lot better than last outing, but at halfway very sudden onset of sharp pain on top of foot (which has been troubling me recently, albeit at a low level) meant I was running with a limping gait, so I took the decision to drop out. My pal finished, and the ad-hoc plan then was she would continue and complete the 20, although she didn't fancy it alone, and I would walk back home (1 mile). So, she carried on, I remained chatting to parkrunners, then decided to test my foot - found I could do easy running with just the lower level of discomfort, so looped round to intercept my chum, and ran back with her - 17 done, 19 for my buddy, who went sprawling over a stone in the last couple of miles, acquiring grazed & cut knees (!) so we decided not to make the last small loop to hers to make the 20 . . . . .
So, ice on my foot as I type - hopefully nothing too serious - and although I dislike DNF ing, in this case I think it was a decision of sense rather than weakness