Preparing for a marathon from scratch, in 22 weeks.
yes i intend to keep going, hope a bit more continually than i have managed this year!
ibuprofen gel doesnt do much for me, in fact, nothing.
i'll try voltarol next time as i'm told its stronger.
i had my jab in heel today - oh BOY was that SORE
hopefully might get a trot on friday, wish me luck
my goodness thats a long trip to work!
thanks for your good luck - i really hope so,
Booktrunk - I used to do really heavy mileage at work, now I work in a workshop at home - its a 3 second jog!
I wear Asics 1160s at present. They are at least one size too big yet I still managed to lose two toe nails on my 1st marathon. They finally fell off tonight much to the disgust of my wife! I'm hoping Leicester will be fairly flat (seems to be from initial research) - I had lots of steep downhills which caused the toe problems. I never had any problems with the feet on long runs.
Sarah - have you tried Biofreeze. Its one of many things I have tried, and on sore muscles its the first thing I reach for. Ibuprofen doesn't seen to help me. Voltoral do a pump spray 'Voltoral Active" which is pretty good, if a little expensive - it is stronger than the normal Voltoral and is probably the best you will get over the counter.
just to say thanks for all the support and humour.
i've realised (no, thats not quite true - my gentleman friend realised and then told me!) that i have been so focussed on not being able to go out for a trot, that i had completely overlooked the fact that my WALKING speed and distances had also decreased substantially.
so, i have decided i am not going to try running until i have build my walking back up to my brisk rate over my 'longer' route to work (2miles there, 2 back)
i really dont want to go thru all this pain again, so it'll be slow and steady for a while.
today foot PAIN FREE if i remember to walk steady and slow and not rush around, so i hope this will continue.
also-ran: thanks for the name of the spray, i'll remember it.
oh steph you do sound down!
just remember how well you have been doing, i'm sure you'll soon bounce back.
resting with feet up is a great time for catching up on reading the running mags gathering dust beside my chair . . .
get well soon!
It's frustrating I know. I want to do more (I always want 'more'), but I know enough to know that if I don't listen to my body, I'll knack meself.
How long have you got to the marathon now?
cheers thinking of also trying to get a physio appoitment. ouch at the money.
Sounds like a great turnaround Steph - 10 miles is a great milestone to hit.
Keep up with the roller - even when things feel fine. I like to use a hot water bottle from time to time to get some heat into a sore muscle, and then stretch it immediately after.
Keep on running
So the thigh issue is back complete rest from Wed to next Wed. I've downloaded lots of info on sports massage for a thigh / quad strain and oh is doing a full leg massage then concentrating on that muscle each day for the next week. I'm doing sod all apart from going to work and sitting on the sofa, not even walking the dog the oh will do that. One complete weeks rest in a last ditch attempt to heal it.
If that doesn't work, then darn i guess i will have to get used to it hurting.
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