I am having a total wobble over this now. I am entered for the 2 x day option inc overnight base camp and I just havent done enough training!
I can complete the first day ok as have just done a tough trail marathon and felt good, but doubt I can do 100k and think I will just get injured. Is anyone else in the same boat? If I fast walked the second day, any idea how long that would take? I looked at the results but wasnt sure if they would be mainly hard core race walkers (and I would be a lot slower) or if that was quite indicative of a "normal" fit walking speed. I know it wil be a finger in the air answer but anything will help.
Then I need to decide if I am doing the one day 50k, or the full thing!
PS a room at the Beckhampton B&B at Avebury for Fri and Sun night may also be up for grabs (if I change my entry).
Thanks Scott - alternating sounds like a sensible approach. I've found the calf raises to be more effective shoes off these last few days as my shoes are quite stuff in the medial. Am learning for the first time in years of running that strength work is the golden key for reversing /preventing injuries (it's working for me anyway! ????)
I have suffered with general calf stiffness for years - originally thought to be compartment syndrome but luckily I sought a second opinion and found that it was due to muscle imbalances and weakness.
I now have to build calf , glute and ankle strength whilst also mobilizing the feet and ankles. One thing I have realized with the foot exercises is that my big toes are unbelievably stiff and I can't bend the big toe underneath my foot even with my hands.
Obviously the toe exercises are done barefoot. Should the other exercises (squats, lunges, bridges, one legged squats and calf raises) be done barefoot or with shoes on? On one hand I feel as though the shoes will stabilize me more but on the other hand I'm thinking going barefoot for the strength work would help strengthen and flex my feet more. I just don't want to cause further damage hence the need for advice!