I would like to ask has anyone got a solution to my dilemma. I have been a runner for over twenty years now and have a right foot that is flat (overpronate). I have had bespoke insoles made for my trainers, in addition I run in structured Asics trainers (kayano and DS trainers). The issue I have is I can’t seem to improve my times since my speed sessions still cause me some pain when running in the Achilles area of the heel (my right foot tends to flop down heavy rather than land on the toes, as per my left foot).
I know having read a lot about the subject that there could be exercises I could be doing (rolling ball under arch) but I just want to run and believe there should be something I could try (new trainer type) without going through a tedious exercise programme.
I am 48 male and have run 5 marathons, and planning to run Manchester’s marathon in April this year. I want to improve my gait and hence my speed and will welcome any advice.