I'm gathering from how you and Fletch have responded to running long races that I should just stick to one gentle run on the grass each week?
I remember deciding a few years ago that I wasn't going to do any races longer than a half marathon again. I wish I had remembered that earlier, but I guess that is another thing that goes with old age.
I'm not old for another year and a half!
And doing nothing seems to be making me worse, but has still not motivated me to do anything.
I've noticed the same with me over the last 3 weeks, so much more stiff and achey when I exercise less.
let me tell you from experience, they are all signs of being old ....
Coming from the longest Achilles injury in living memory... :-)
Simmo and Duncan I have memories of having injuries from when they were about our age! But I do recall Simmo sensibly overcoming his.