Every time I buy some new running shoes, I get holes in the right shoe by the side of the little toe and at the big toe after about 250-300 miles. Does anyone else have a similar problem and does anyone know how to prevent it?
Rose, you've don't the hard work so rest. I've had the same issue as you and am doing Manchester on 6th April. I felt pain in my calf whilst running 10 days ago. I've iced and massaged since and had a massage on my calf and hamstrings yesterday. I can't feel it now but have left it another day before I try a short slow jog tomorrow for about 3 miles. I've got a 5 miler on Friday planned and a 10-12 miler planned for Sunday (all slow). I was worried about losing fitness but if you do the research you will find you do t lose much over the first two weeks. If I start again gradually now I should be ok for the 6th but I'm going to go slow. If you do the same you should be ok too. Don't worry about having a week off entirely. Good luck.