I need help!!

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17/05/2003 at 15:51
I am 22, 6 foot 5 and 15.5 stone. I can run a marathon in under 3 hours so i consider myself to be pretty fit, however i am worried that my joints and shins will not be able to keep up for the years to come due to my weight.
Firstly i was wondering if anyone can give me some sensible advice as to how intensively i should be training.
secondly are there any shoes that can offer exceptional cushioning (bearing in mind i am a size 13!!)
WildWill    pirate
17/05/2003 at 15:57
FL - although not as tall as you, i am about your weight - for cushioning shoes i would recomend Mizuno Wave Riders, see


Also - i'd recomend a bit of cross training in the form of swimming to help insure healthy joints - Maybe rplace one of your recovery runs with a recovery swim

Make sure you have at least 1 full day off a week and take an eask week 1 in 4

I also visit a sports theropist once a month to keep me ticking over - although not cheep at £25 a session, it keeps me pain free

Hope this helps
17/05/2003 at 16:06
cheers for the advice will, I have just ordered the wave rider. My previous trainers were worn down so much my toes poked out the front. that can't be too good for me!!
Being a student, i should be able to get good discounts on the theropist so thanks for that
16/02/2004 at 13:34
I run 4-5 times per week and have weekend off.
I am 32 years old and want to lose 2 inch on my waist, although i am not overweight i just cannot shift this stubborn bulk around my waist. I know you cannot spot reduce as well!
I usually do 6-9k each day and add hill and speed training into my workouts.
What should be my %hr for fat burn?
19/02/2004 at 22:53
I have just bought new trainers, Asics GT2090. They were really comfy in the shop and are a size bigger than i normally wear so are wide which I need.
I have started geting pins and needles in my feet and pain in the sole of my foot, near the toes of my left foot, after about an hour of running.
I am really puzzled as my feet are not cramped and I can move and spread my toes with ease.
Any suggestions?
ps I can't afford another pair of trainers!
19/02/2004 at 23:14
AJ2 - Maybe to do with the way they are laced? Otherwise, take 'em back to the shop. they will advise.

tp - not sure. try starting a thread specific to it on this or the training forum.

18/03/2004 at 22:02
I ran the 2003 London marathon & did the 2003 26mile Moonwalk,since then i've hardly done any running. I'm desperate to start again and to run a few 10k's this year, i've been out on a few morning run/walk's,Do i need to eat anything before a very early morning run? i'm finding starting again quite hard going, Help..!
18/03/2004 at 22:46
i dont eat before my am runs though if im trying a long one thats a problem
usually ok up to 5-6 miles
come and post on training
18/03/2004 at 22:46
ps did the FLM and moonwalk too
10/04/2004 at 17:30
I used to run 10k in under 35 mim, now after a small lay off, I feel sluggish and not as sharp as i used to. Also I suffer from really sorearches in the morning, anyone know how I can get outta my rut?
22/05/2004 at 10:42
hi all!
i'm totally new to running, just started in january, i've built up from nothing to about 6 miles and loving it lots :o)
i'm having some trouble with my trainers, they're really comfy to start with but after about an hour running they start to rub a bit. given that i can't afford a new pair (i really can't!), is there anything like blister patches which would stop this?
also, why do all the "beginners tips" insist you don't go near hills? - i live at the top of one and you can't go anywhere round here without heading up and down ...!
14/06/2004 at 11:35


I've just started to road run after getting very bored on the running machines in the gym, and think its fab. The country roads around home are rather hilly, but I can comfortably run for about an hour, and cover about 10K. However, I've started to get twinges in my knees. I have got a good pair of running shoes and don't hurt anywhere else! My knees feel as if they are 'cold'. Unfortunately I can't escape the hills but would love any tips.
19/06/2004 at 20:53
Hazel, it might be worth trying some specialist running socks, often they are meant to reduce blisters, and they're a lot cheaper than new trainers :). As for the hills, I'm assuming that rather than just having to go up or down a hill they are advising that you don't try to do intensive hill training. I live on the top of a hill to and I've never had problems. I think it's just meant to stop people overstraining themselves, but I could be wrong.
20/06/2004 at 11:50
Amanda Johnston I hate to say this but I think your problems could be caused by your asics 2090. I had been running in some a few months back and had similar problems to yourself. I also noticed when I had done any hard running that I would have small blobs of bruising on the top of my feet about an inch down from the end of my toes [if that makes sense!!] Anyway I carried on running in them not thinking it was the shoe and unfortunately had a major injury and tore something in my foot that has taken me out of running for 6 weeks at least. I would be very wary of ever running in asics 2090s again and if before the 2090s you didn't have a problem I would definitely look at the shoes. Good Luck.
24/09/2004 at 12:52

your trainers do not siut your feet. You can take them back to the shop you purchased them from. i had exactly the same problam. I tried different socks, losening the laces and none of it worked. After about two month i took them back to the shop and they happily exchanged them. they said that they just didn't suit my feet otr the way i ran. Not every runner runs the same, some take long strides,n i personally take shorter strides. i tend to land slightly to the side of my feet, some people land neatly on to their heel first.
Take the shoes back. If it is a decent shop (normally owners are runners themselves) they will take them back, and allow you to swap. Test them out as well. go for a run around the block before you buy them. Good luck
24/09/2004 at 13:00
Freddie, I'm 21 6'5" 15.5 stones.
Try glucosamine sulphate and cod liver oil tablets - I'm not sure if they're doing me any good but I suspect they are.
05/10/2004 at 12:33
Message to Hazel. I started running about 2 years ago, but only recently joined my gyms running club. They use hills quite a lot in training, and my fitness has improved dramatically since hill training. You can't always avoid them when out running, and I now enjoy my runs much more knowing that I can tackle the hills. You can always recover on the way back down! Good luck.
04/11/2004 at 15:26
freddie must agree with 2 trenches glucosamine sulphate 500mg 3 times a day certainly helped my dodgy knee and i am 16stone 5foot ten plus you can get them cheap at holland and barrets so that nice kim wilde tells me
13/04/2005 at 07:55
After some help. Recently started running again after a long absence. Advised by running shop to wear Asics Kayano XI. Still experiencing tightening of calf after approx 2 miles. OK to walk, with some discomfort, but painful to run. Do 10 mins warming & stretching. Anyone help with specific exercise to alleviate this problem?
29/04/2005 at 09:47
I have been running on and off for 4 years or so, (mostly on a treadmill at the gym) but i have run a few 5ks and 1 10k, am doing a 10k this June so I am in training at the moment, I am 51 and like to think that i am quite fit, however, i hate running out of doors I find it more exhausting than the treadmill, how can i overcome this.
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