Not happy Had to come home after 2 pathetic miles as my new trainers rub my right heel like mad -first ever running blister. Any tips apart from wear a plaster next run? I wear good running socks already. I want to do a 10 miler tomorrow -wear new trainers or old ones (which are no longer good for my knees -reason i got new trainers. They are the Asics GT 2000 btw.
Dont beat yourself up about it -the more you fret and worry the more its going to play on your mind. Just take it easy and slow and so what if you have to walk the majority of it? Do what feels right for you. Best of luck.
Just entered my 1st half marathon (Great North Run) -excited but nervous as I do suffer from sore knees which really ache when i get to about 10K.
However, I am getting cold after cold -every 2/3 weeks i am coming down with a major cold and flu symptoms. Not just runny nose -its on my chest and I struggle to breathe -hot and dizzy -feels like flu.
Ive recently lost 5 stone in weight and have neve "felt so good" -which is really ironic as ive never felt so ill. I eat really well and healthy -take lots of added vitamins -wrap up for the weather when im out running (early mornings mostly) and i do think i look after myself. Because of my sore knees im not running far -only about 5K 3 times a week and a 10K weekends for now -and im resting in between.I really want to build my mileage up but every time im ill its knocking me back.
Best of luck ladies. Best thing I ever did. I started running in March this year -couldnt even run to the end of the street when I started. Bright red and sweaty mess.
I have since lost 4 stone and feel great. Im now running up to 10 miles without stops and am addicted!
My knees have played up though so I need to "listen" to by body when it starts to ache. I made the mistake of carrying on my run when my knees hurt and I paid the price as i ended up in A&E! I also use a muscle rub after my run which i find really soothes and helps me (a nice natural one like Natural Hero ginger)
Get yourself a good bra as well! --just as important as the good shoes!
Let us know how you get on -really want to hear your progress!!!