Cross country this Saturday BHB so there could be an easy win for you at Bramhall.
DTS - thanks yes, I saw that and mini-Bob too (although she actually managed to win as she points out). I like the magazine but usually I'm just an armchair Fellrunner.
Or BHB could sacrifice his personal ambitions for "easy wins" and support his fellow club members at the cross country in their attempts to secure "hard wins" in the V40 team event. Be there or be a soft git who is scared of running a hard race!
PPP - That's terrible, although I was wondering if the temperatures there are Oslo as he suggests they are...
Can't put it off any longer - the spikes are definitely coming out this weekend so I'll see some of you at Wythenshawe (at least it's flat!)
JMC - I had a similar problem earlier this year - tightness / pain in the arch / heel area. It never got bad enough to seriously affect my running but I had the symptoms for a good while. Massage will help relieve the symptoms. It finally went away when I started doing most of my training in lightweight shoes and my theory is that the improved gait means the foot can flex properly on landing which stops tightness developing.
If I had run 374 miles in a month I would struggle with another 6
I suspect my XC debut may not be this week end. I've been away a lot over the last two weeks, and will be having family round on that day for slightly premature birthday celebrations. I do feel guilty about it, so if I can work a romp in the mud into the mix then I will do.
Actually rather wet, cold and miserable in Oslo...I'd much prefer snow.
JMC - I have been having almost identical symptons to you and like you, affecting me after a run not during. I have had the same fear that it could be the start of PF but I did find both DTS's and NI's comments reassuring. Not quite sure whether a neutral shoe helps or hinders, but NI's view on flexing is logical and I'm also going to do some foot exercises.
JMC - PF & I go back quite a way. In fact so long that I cannot remember the last time I ran without pain in my foot. Sometimes it's mild discomfort, other times it's downright nasty to the extent that it alters my running stride and leads to other overuse/compensatory niggles.
As NI mentioned, the choice of shoe can either aggravate or alleviate depending on your gait, weight and avg mileage. Hope yours clears up quickly if your self-diagnosis indeed proves tru but don't buy into all the complimentary therapy b*ll*cks like night splints, orthoses, frozen golf balls, etc, etc. Tried 'em all with zero success.
It will go when it goes..
JMC... ditto UB, 18 months of it, now it's gone completely, don't know why or how?
Some stuff about Plantar fasciitis and other injuries here.
ES- Noticed earlier my reply from your e mail didn't send, sorry
I will drop off the straps and paint tomorrow at track for you.
I'm doing 25 laps tomorrow fast, steady and so on, anyone fancy joining me I'll be starting about 6.45.
Got my hospital appointment today, end of January.....great!!
J8 - You might (not) want to read this
One of my projects at work is the development of a new device to test for Atrial Fribrillation. I could bring the prototype to track if you are interested.
Hows this for bad luck. Was out on my own last night doing a steady 9 miles when a big old dead tree fell on me, bashed me on the head, knocked me over and then I was pinned to the pavement underneath some branches. Passing motorists stopped and pulled the branches off me and helped me up. Prised out some lumps of wood from my scalp as I trotted home. Didnt get knocked out or feel sick but have a very sore head and headache today. Bad karma or what.
JMC--Yeah, thanks for posting that!
SW--Bloody hell, sorry to hear about that, hope the headache clears up soon. When did you twig something was wrong? Have you made a note of it in your log book? etc, etc.
SW - That sounds like a very lucky escape.
GBM/J8/ anyone else - any run planned for Sat a.m ? I'm probably looking to do no more than 14 or 11 + park run at the moment.
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