As last year I have to do without the Berlin Marathon... :-(
About three weeks ago my left knee started to make problems on a very moderate training run. Without any warning really. No tumble or fall or twist but within a mile or so it started clicking and crunching and severe pain and it felt something was not quite as it should be. The problem did not disappear and I (well, Silke actually) managed to get an MRS organised quickly and yesterday the result showed extensive damage to the meniscal cartilage. That is nothing which will just disappear just by itself and will prevent me from running so I will need surgery to get that repaired (it's more a cartilage removal than a repair actually) but hopefully 4-6 weeks later can start training again and see how that goes.
My season is effectively over. I hope my ultra running is not though... and now it's all about patience and wait and see and having some luck and hoping for the best.
To look at the bright side. My season has been great anyway. A 100k for Scotland and winning the Celtic Plates. A massive WestHighlandWay Race PB. Finally I got into my best shape ever and ran my best race ever: The Devil O The Highlands. And having a good rest after that season is needed anyway.
So let's look forward to 2012!