Hi i think the arch against the post is a dorsiflexion exercise- you can also do it with an elastic band trapped in a door with a loop on the other end that you put your foor through. The aim is to pull your foot away from the door with toe pointing up to strengthen the arch and ankle. You are probably doing something similar as you have a physio. Ive had some improvement as i am not getting the burning pain i did. I still do get some pain at night though and if i dont wear supportive shoes in the day. The physio wont let me know when i can run and im finding that difficult as every day im further away from marathon training. He thought i might have got this from shoes that were a bit old- i normally change them with regularity so its annoying. I hope yours sorts out soon
Hi topstriker im dealing with this at the moment and seeing physio for it. I havent run for 4-5 weeks now and have been doing a variety of strength exercises such as balancing on one leg, picking up paper while scrunching my toes and pressing my inside arch against a post to strengthen the tendon. I also do rehular calf stretches and can cross train with spin, bike etc. No running for now and foreseaable future but im still hoping i make it to the paris marathon! I have orthotics also. It might be better to stop running for a bit at least until the burning sensation dies down-good luck with it
Orbutt sorry about that- obvs getting lost the the thread but remember that one as well and thought that sounded good too. Long way to go though and i imagine it cost a lot? Im still paying off new york last year
HeatherS thanks for that, i am seeing a physio, hes good and thinks he can work with it. Ive had some bad experiences with pods but do have orthotics after a very long process. really interested in your pressure plate experiience. Physio thinks its wear and tear ( im quite old) but says it will be ok. Im off to spin now, speak soon!
Evening all been following the thread but feel a bit outside of the loop as i cant run. Ive buggered up my posterior tibialis tendon so will be cutting it fine to start my programme. Still determined to run though as Paris holds special memories for me and i dont want to let down the charity.
Great report on Amsterdam Orbutt- might consider that one myself if i can get off the couch!
moominrun you asked me ages ago about cross training-since this is currently all i can do im doing spin classes twice a week, swimming and pilates. i usually follow the first marathon training programme which is three runs a week to pace and two cross training sessions which generally works well. Hope that helps
good luck everyone with your training and races. Keep up the good work!
wendy agree with kennym-just run for yourself. I have never clocked up a fast time and in my last marathon tried to do a 12 minute pace-it didnt feel like plodding for me!
i have to say as i write this i got the bad news from the physio that i have a tendon issue which means at least 6 weeks off running. Out the window goes the hal higdon 24 week plan! Am hoping ill be okay december to start and will just have to cross train until then. Will keep up with the thread though!