I work in a gym and so its my job to encourage people to use a treadmill, but personally I find them the most tedious, morale sapping machines invented. I used to manage a 5k once a week on them, but I can't even do that now. For me they take the joy from running and turn it into a depressing clock watching event. Find some countryside or a park or yr high street, breathe some non airconditioned air, get the soles of your trainers muddy, take the jeers and snears from the local hoodies and indulge in the true spirit of running. England is a beautiful place, get out there and see it, rather than MTV or the other drivel that is on in the gym. As long as you are as consistent with your road running as you were with the treadmill your fitness will come on leaps in a short space of time. Ultra spud, you deserve a medal for 3hrs 30mins on a treadmill.
Hi everybody,Hoping for some advice with leg pain that just won't go away. I have been suffering with pain on the outer posterior part of my leg, running from the top of the calf, behind the knee and as far up as midway on the back of the upper leg. The pain is absent when walking and is at its worst when doing speedwork.On a long steady run there will be no pain after the first few miles. I ran the Valencia marathon at the weekend in a steady 3hrs 57mins and only felt pain in the first 5km. On a faster 6mile run the week before however,I felt some pain and also it seemed to affect my ability to pull my foot cleanly from the floor, leaving my right foot feeling 'sloppy'. The pain is always tolerable and more like a deep dull ache. I have used, RICE, rested for over a week, taken Ibeuprofen and had 4 weeks of sports massage, but no change. Any advice would be warmly appreciated. Cheers. Carl.
I ran this last year and it was £10 then as well. I saw no celebrities and the 'goody bag' was a tee-shirt so thin that you could read the newspaper through it. The field was also quite small. However, that said, the organisation was excellent and the run was fairly scenic and enjoyable. I know that they were predicting a greater response this year.