Thanks Shades :0) It's much appreciated. I'll ice my foot later tonight and see if that helps.
Good luck at work... I have 4 hours of meetings and i'm going to hate every hour of it.
Hi Shades, he said it was just a build up. Bascially even though the orthotics help realign my foot they dont cure it completely and my feet are badly structured. so the half marathon on sunday started it and then the two runs mid week just compounded the bruising on the bone
I've had asthma since I was a wee one so I know how to 'control' it and since i've been running it's not affected me as much. I do get wheezy around my allergies and I know that around certain triggers (e.g. cats, dust) - i'll struggle with breathing. This breathing was something like i've only felt once or twice. It felt like no matter how much air I was breathing - it was not enough for me. I tried controlled breathing techniques but I walked for around a mile by myself to put myself back in check - take my inhalers and keep moving. It's funny - but today - I don't feel any chest tightness like I sometimes do.
I dont want to appear negative about the race because there were a lot of positives but for me - that race was another hard one.... who knew marathons were so hard?
Emmy - my 18 miler wasn't too bad, it's given me a mental boost that I can finish a marathon in 3 weeks' time.
Running home from work this evening and then 2 days of rest as I'm doing a course in Milan (and I've just checked the hotel website and they don't have a "dreadmill", I can't work out if I'm relieved or not )
bootsie - do you use different shoes? Speak to your physio and in the future it might help that you don't run in the same shoes on consecutive runs, then if there's a spot that's getting a bit more pressure than it should, a diferent pair of shoes can alleviate that.
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Big G, impressed with your signed book. What a lovely man he sounds. I can imagine Shades writing a book in years to come on running - you must have enough experience of different races and must have a lot of stories to tell
Noooooo, not you as well. Everyone wants me to write a book
Emmy - maybe the different atmosphere/air quality triggered your asthma, especially after the cold weather you've had back home.
Off to ponder on your training schedule
Emmy - I've emailed you to your gmail address.
evening all hope you are all well...cant someone invent a pill that reddies you for a marathon withouy all this training malarky. Really finding it hard to get out and train..I have a 10miler planned for tonight but i might only do 6 cause i cant be bothered..I know not the right attitude but thats where my head is at the moment. Grrr curse you bad attitude lol
I'm looking for some guidance, I have a dull pain on my leftside, on the ribcage (about the point that the bicep would touch with arms down straight) and I'm unsure if running has caused it.
I've looked online and it may be some kind of intercostal muscle tear or pull, I've had the pain for 4-5 days and wasn't sure what caused it, Its not inflammed, but is tender to touch and is a constant dull ache. I'll give it a day or so before I get it checked properly as it might just sort itself out (and too busy to get to the Docs).
I had this before my 21 mile run on Sunday and this run didn't make it feel any worse, and I didn't feel it when I ran, so I guess its OK to continue training, but its beginning to annoy me - any advice?
Iain - LOL, but then there would be no achievement in completing a marathon
Rattler - sounds like you've pulled a muscle. You're not recovering from a cold or chest infection are you?
Slightly less cold today but I'm so happy to get off the main roads now and at least do the last part of my run on the country roads
Thanks Shades! Much appreciated.
I'm off to Frankfurt for the day *yawn*.
Emmy - you're welcome
I'm off to work soon, my 4 minute commute ..LOL
Its good to be reading all these posts and talking with other runners and seeing how they are getting on, went on a 6 mile run last night after to 10 mile runs at the weekend and felt like my legs were going to fall off ) it sure is good to get out though and put the miles in.
@Shades - not recovering from a Chest Infection or cold (to speak of) - had a few coughs and splutters, but generaly I'm in decent health. I did read that even a hard cough could have caused this, but maybe its down to landing awkwardly on a run?
It's just a pain !!! - did you see what I did there????
@Fastkoala - I'm not even sure where my Doctors is - I'll give it a few days and see. Off for a run at lunchtime too
Rattler - it's very easy to pull a muscle in your ribcage and not realise at the time, I did it last year and had top stop running for a few days.
Steven - back off for a couple of days to give your legs a rest, you don't want to get injured now.
Slowkoala - likewise, take an easy few days and hopefully those knees will settle down.
10 mile MWLR this morning. pretty good. averaged about 8:40 for the marathon pace.
Rattler, i can second the pulled muscle thing. i managed to really badly pull one having a drunken arm wrstling comp just before xmas. the next day i actually thought i'd broken a rib for a while it hurt so much. it was giving me trouble for over a month.
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