Hi, I've been running for a few years in the Nike Pegasus range with non-custom orthotic insoles as I have fallen arches. I'm considering more xc and/or track running so thinking about spikes. Are there any decent neutral spikes that allow you to insert a custom insole? Or any with high arch support?
I've been out of running for about 3 or 4 weeks now with a groin strain. Have been to the physio and back there again next week. My question is how will I know when I'm ready to start running again? Should there be no pain / tenderness at all or is it normal to have mild pain or twinges when getting back into running (due to lack of exercise or from all the stretches I've been doing)
I've been running for about 18 months, built up to a base of 10-15 miles a week and had some reasonable race times (5k - 22, 10k - 46). I've been trying to build up to a half and a marathon. For the last month or so I've been injured and I probably won't be running at all for another 3-4 weeks. I'm trying to keep fit on the elliptical machine at the gym. Realistically could I be ready for a marathon in late April / early May if I don't start running again until say early Feb? I'm trying to match the time spent on the elliptical to the time I would spend running on a marathon plan