I'm looking for a bit of advice on hamstrings here. I've been training for the Brighton Marathon, I had a couple of weeks where my training virtually dropped off due to illness. I went back 3 days ago, with a 5 mile run with my club. To my dismay, the hamstrings in both my legs started aching, almost like a cramp feeling. Since then, it has felt a lot better, so I went out and done a parkrun this morning. Although I got round fine, I got the same aching soreness in both legs again. Shortly after I stop running, it almost goes, just leaving a little soreness. I'm really worried, because I have to start putting the long runs back in, and I don't know how its going to affect it. With only 5 weeks to go, im thinking I just have to go out and do it, and hope for the best. If I wait for it to totally heal up, my marathon is doomed! any advice would me massively appreciated. Oh, and forgot to mention, I may have been a bit dehydrated when I went back 3 days ago. Not sure if this can have any effect?
Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me some advice on something that's been bothering me for some time, and despite trawling the internet, I've not been able to find a straight forward answer to my query. I'm 58, and have been running about 9 years. I go through phases, but generally run quite regularly, 3 or 4 times a week, say 25 to 30 miles in total, at various paces. I've run many races over that time, everything from 5k up to marathon. My problem starts when I am running long distances, which is usually when i'm training for, or actually running a marathon, of which I've done four.Sometimes, after running over, say ,20 miles, a short time after I stop ( can be up to about 20 mins ) I come over really rough. I sweat profusely, feel really sick, and almost faint. This usually passes after about 5 or 10 mins, but is extremely nasty while it lasts. I was led to believe, this was due to a readjustment of blood pressure, but recently, I have had very similar symptoms after coming down from a self induced sugar high ( I overdo the choc sometimes! ) and I wondered if there was a connection? Is it blood pressure, or sugar levels, or some kind of combination of the two. If I could find out, I may be able to prepare better for it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Hi, i'm looking for a bit of advice. I bought a new pair of Saucony Omni 10 about 4 weeks ago, and have run them in pretty well,except on long runs, say 12 miles or more, i develope a blister under the arch of my right foot. ive had the Omni 8 and 9 and never had this problem. My worry is that i am running the Milton Keynes marathon next week, and was wondering the best way to protect my foot from this. Is there a special plaster for the underside of the foot, or would it still rub? any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks