I am thinking about buying some compression socks, as I often suffer from calf cramping on long runs. I am doing hell runner next week and last time I did it I remember wading through cold water for 15 minutes and was completely cramped up afterwards, meaning a very slow and painful finish to the race. I was thinking compression socks could help keep my calves warm and improve circulation.
What are people's thoughts on this? And are there any recommended compression socks?
Not sure if anybody else has similar issues, but for years now my right foot (and I suppose the entire leg) points noticeably to the right instead of being straight. This is the same whether I am walking or running. My left leg seems to be fine.
I am guessing the issue may be a weakness in the hip area, but that's just an educated guess.
Does anybody else have these issues or know how it could be fixed? (if it needs to be)
I recently upped my training and now have a bit of a niggle in my right knee. It doesn't hurt, but its a dull ache and almost feels like there's fluid behind the knee when I run/walk. That's the best way I can describe it, but it might not necessarily be fluid. I've decided to stop running for a few days and just do upper body work in the gym in the hope it feels better soon. I'm thinking that as well as my increase in training, my alignment might be a factor that has helped cause the injury.
I got a position about 10 feet behind the 2 hour pacers in the hope I would follow them at least halfway and try and kick on from there. By the time I shuffled to the start they were out of sight! Not that I could have followed the way I was feeling