I'm a bit tight on money at the mo so what I'm going to do is trying strengthen the foot through various exercises (I think RW have an article on foot strengthening exercises in a recent issue), massage it using a tennis ball or something similar and rest. I also keep my fitness levels up by using my stationary bike (boring but has to be done) and walking whenever I can (the dog helps with this)
Again, many thanks for your replies. Like all my other injuries, it will get better over time.
p.s about 2 months ago I bought some new trainers (Brooks Pure Cadence 2) and they are by far the best shoes I have ever worn for running. Despite the foot, I love them.
Sorry for the sarcy title but I'm really fed up with injuries!
I just want any opinions on what this might be as I really don't know.
So I did the Brighton Marathon earlier this year and about a week before I was out running when experienced a sudden pain from my right foot and going up my leg. I didn't run for a week but on the day it was still there (except just a pain in the foot). I probably shouldn't have done the marathon but I really really wanted to as I had been looking forward to it for ages. Let's just say by the time I had reached the finish line I was hobbling along in a lot of pain.
For a month or two afterwards the pain in my foot would not go away. Moreover, I can't really point to the pain but is generally along the right side of the foot. Most mornings I would get out of bed and a horrible shooting paining would stop me from functioning until I had taken some ibuprofen/paracetamol.
Now I do not get this shooting pain, it's just a dull ache but whenever I run even a short distance, my right foot feels uncomfortable. I cannot run over 2 miles. But the strange thing is is that it just happens when I run. I do jiu jitsu and it's fine then and I have really upped my game when it comes to strength training.
I just really miss running pain free and was wondering if anyone could help?
In the pic I've circled near enough where it hurts, this incudes the underside of the foot and a little of the heel.
Hi everyone! Just want some thoughts/advice please.
I've started getting up a 6am so that I can start running in the morning. This is all in preparation for the Brighton Marathon. It's quite a shock to the system so I haven't started running early straight away, instead just doing chores, walking dog, cleaning chicken coop early to get me into a routine of 'early morning=activity'. However, it's really difficult to muster the energy to become a morning running person. So have you any advice for becoming a morning running person? How long will it take to physically and mentally get used to running in the morning?