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Hi folks, I have started training for Compton Downland Challenge 40 miler taking place at the beginning of April when I came down with plantar fascitiis. Not sure yet of diagnosis as seeing physio on Thursday but pretty much sure this is it. Anyway, I find it rather hard to string together uninterrupted training time as every so often I go down with something. Last year I only started running again in November after being off for 4 months with groin strain. Then in March I got shin splints. I started working with my current physio, got new custom made orthotics and things were going well til June when came down with adductor strain which took me 2 months with hardly no training. In August I also got plantar fascitiis but mildly and was running again at the beginning of September. Mid October I did a marathon, then took 4 weeks recovery time with low mileage and since mid November started training more seriously for this race with an online coach. Last Sunday I did a xcountry race and afterwards could feel the pain. I tried to run through it but it was agony after 5-6 miles, now stopped.
I'm quite aware I have issues from birth with biomechanics but feel it demotivating and frustrating to be going down with something every few weeks. I'm no quitter but I'm starting to feel that maybe I shouldn't go for it and do low mileage and run on country tracks and have no ambition to do an ultra. A big voice in my head tells me to carry on regardless, get better and get back to running again whatever it takes. Any advice here would be welcome as not really sure whether I should press ahead.