I ran 4km on the treadmill, with a minimal gradient to make it feel a little more natural. It is not quite the most I have done as there have been some false dawns this year but I stopped myself just to not stress the cartilage and I have felt no pain all day. Although I am well beyond expecting miracles, this evening I do feel positive.
Running on a trail is altogether a different impact than the metronomic strike of a heavily cushioned foot on a moving carpet, so I will give it a good few runs in the gym before attempting anything outside.
I am so, so far away from the goal (dream?) of running an ultra that I outlined in my goals for the year but I mustn't grumble. I have been fortunate that this injury has not prevented me tramping up a few hills in 2017 - although the descent has not always been comfortable!
Right, I am boring myself again... now I promise not to talk about my knee for a while.