I saw your mile time...it was very good. VERY!
We both have a cycle (for our own level of abilities and fitness) of some good training weeks and some down bad ones. I'm trying to come to terms that they are all part of a BIG Cycle so I'm not so discouraged when I'm walking only...again.
Anyway one of the big hurdles in this mental effort was getting caught up in the idea of marathons and longer runs and races. You have the opportunity to run some 5k and less stuff, especially on the track, in some sort of competitive atmosphere...I just have time trials except for 5k's which I've passed on as not being fit enough to embarrass myself.
AT some point I would like to find the time (ironic being retired but it's true) and races to run to just get back into it OR stop thinking about racing at all. What I really am intrigued by is trail running and racing, but I have none of that here. There actually is at least one area on south side of town that has trails but I know nothing about them and it's a 25 min drive and I'm just not going to go that far for being a 10 min plus jogger.
So even Harry gets hurt! I see where he mentioned being able to run again. I was thinking he was superman-like and did not get hurt...
Not sure if I mentioned this...after bemoaning demise of T&FN I saw where it simply stopped print versions. Ironically I got my first weekly update from them after signing up for it (free...for cheapskates like me).
Maybe doing short semi-quick (at least not shuffling along) 2 and 3 milers with occasional long run or harder workout will work best for you.
Still think I could run more, further and better on dirt trails...probably just because my mind would be too busy/occupied by thoughts of watching where I was going instead of worrying about aches and pains, etc step to step. But I'm not moving to Colorado or Kenya either.