I don't remember going over on my ankle but I appear to have an ankle problem. The pain is a bit like the sensation you get when you've sprained your ankle. It's on my right foot and under the right side of the my ankle bone. Very strange. I noticed on a short run last week that my ankle felt like it was trying to sprain itself. I've had this before but it was back in 2001 when I first started training for the London Marathon. On that occasion it was down to me using a pair of knackered old trainers. Funny how many basic mistakes are made when you're a novice. It all seems to obvious now but I was under the illusion that it didn't really matter what condition your running shoes are in. I now change them every 500 miles without fail! So I presumed this niggle was due to my running shoes failing and promptly went out and bought a new pair from Sweatshop. My next run was a 20 miler and the problem seemed to get worse. Funny how 20 mile runs do this to a weak spot. My weekly physio session with Mel today was mainly focusing on getting the ankle better. Mel did some pretty painful manipulation on the area and put the problem down to tight calves. She prescribed a localised strength programme for the ankle and recommended regular stretching of the calf (on top of all the other stretches I'm required to carry out). Hopefully things will get better soon as I'm now entering the critical part of the training plan and I wouldn't want to miss out on any sessions. Worse case scenario is that the ankle gets worse and worse…..but I don't want to think about that.