Minni v Dubai Dave
no they were happy with the Asics GT21xx that I wore at the time. They were supportive shoes too, so I reckon you can stick to your Adrenalines. If yours is a good pod they will make walk and run in your trainers with the orthotics just to be sure it's all fine.
Chick-sorry photos of the shell suit are banned. Looks like your going to be at least sub 44 and maybe better but youll have a lot more pain in your face than at the end of the marathon
Oompa-Chick-wow those orthotics are expensive
Oompa - sorry to hear that the niggle persists, no knowledge of orthotics I'm afraid but do have flat feet & have used Adrenalines since picking up running seriously a couple of years back & swear by them - they seem to be the shoe of choice for a lot of over-pronators so definately think long and hard re changing.... Hope improves soon
Not sure about sticking with a supportive shoe with orthotics - they are meant to correct any gait issues so you would then use a neutral shoe...or at least that is what I have always been told! But as chick says they should be analysing you wearing the shoes with the orthotics - standing, walking and running. Preferably videoing you running as well - mine did that with lines drawn down my achilles and then we looked at the film in slo-mo so she could see whether it all stayed aligned or not. The difference with me wearing and not wearing my orthotics is very pronounced! So if they do all that and it is all OK with the shoes you have then I guess OK, just don't naturally assume that until you have talked to the pod...
A lovely 6 miles today, running in the sunshine along the Embankment and around St James Park (the final stretch of VLM ). Although I did have to tell a cyclist to "stop cyling on the f***ing pavement" as she veered into me. Tourists in London who I have to negotiate round I can tolerate as they have a right to be there, but cyclists drive me mad when they don't use the roads
Chick & Freemers - Will report back re shoe debate when i'm able to run again as it would seem pointless to go to the Pod now whilst injured as i'm sure that my gait would be different.
Completely agree re cyclists on the pavement... especially when they're two-abreast and can't understand why they're being shouted at. Same goes for horse riders down my local trail that are so busy gassing that they fail to hear me asking for some room to get past, then get shitty when their horses are spooked by a inconsiderate runner squeezing past through the undergrowth!!!!
2old - Agree re orthotics prices but would happily pay double that at the mo just to be able to run without injury, and i think/hope that they last a good amount of time.
Cooks - Thanks for the thoughts and good luck for Maidstone half. Sub 1.20???? Are you doing Brighton 10k next month? I've got a place as it sells out every year and just hope that i'm semi-right.
My orthotics were loads cheaper than £120. However - I had several appointments with the podiatrist who kept tweaking them until they were perfect so they ended up about that amount! Only wear them with neutral shoes (Nike Vomeros).
First of all apologies to all the weekend racers for my late congratulations. In no particular order for Barry / Gazelle / 2old / Brol / Chick - the following are my thoughts, one for each of you and I will let you decide which is which:Brilliant / Fantastic / Incredible / Unbelievable and 'If I ever get to meet you I may have to kill you'.
Bad week here so no posts - too boring to explain but included a session in A&E with Mr O4S [inconclusive but now fine] a session in the surgery myself getting the infected abscess on my neck drained and general 'carp'
Oompa - get the orthotics, mine have meant I didn't have to stop running a few years ago and have stopped all the pain. I would live to say they have made me a new woman - but I would be lying. They cost £120 initially but replacements are £50 and they recover and renew old pairs for £25. They appear by post two days after ordering as all the specs are on the computer and the company make them onsite.
2Old - my cheeky 50 miler is actually in a week, the weekend before the TM as part of my taper
Can I volunteer to 'woman' the table at TM rather than run - woe betide anyone who tries to nick the gels
This weekend is a sprint session for me, aka a Half Marathon
6 miles tonight felt like about 60 and nearly took as long - I think I need a crochet set for Christmas
Whoop whoop congrats to the first lady on the MT podium this week!!!
I'm probably the same as you Gazelle with my salt intake, I've only ever suffered a couple of times in marathons but boy does it hurt when it strikes!
New avatar pic Chick? You look great Don't think that you're crap at 10K running, think positive! You are a strong runner and you can run fast.
Oompa I've never tried orthotics but they must surely be worth a shot if you've already been out for three months? Would the £120 be a one off, so when you change running shoes you just swap over the insoles? Just think of it as the price of a new pair of trainers, some shorts and a tshirt, a couple of race entries and the petrol used to get to the running shop and get to the races. Probably what you've not spent on running since you've not been running!
O4S you can't woman the table, you're running! Where is the HM? Hope you're both OK after the hospital visits.
No running tonight as my (right) hamstring was a bit sore. Made a giant cupcake instead. I'm unsure if I'm recovering from a marathon, tapering for a marathon or if I should be getting a bit of speedwork in Planning on a fartlek session tomorrow night.
My hair doesn't really go curly in the rain, more like my ponytail ends up resembling roadkill, a tangled matted mess! We'll look like a right bunch in the pub post-TM if it's raining.
Move on Minni - plenty more fishes in the sea
Tri club tonight - I made them do 20 x 1 minute efforts
I will be at TM Minni, I will probably participate - calling it running might be a bit of a stretch..................
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