A friendly warning in case anyone is enthusiastic as me when trying new exercises.
Decided in week 2 of marathon training that I really must strengthen my shins as they have been a weak point in previous marathon training . Duly tied a pilates band to the bannisters, sat down on the floor with my foot in the loop and gently pulled my foot towards me as shown in the pictures. All very gentle I thought. Seems, however, that I had the band too close to the toes and I have damaged all the tendons in my foot and two weeks on still can't walk properly never mind run.
Am very very cross with myself as it is such a silly injury.......am keeping up with training by pool running but apparently tendons take weeks to heal so grrrrrr.
May be no one else would do this but thought it worth a warning to prevent someone else having the same experience !
Just popping in...have been signed up for this since January, my second after the very hot Halstead and Essex ( met Eastham75 there ! ) in 2008 and Loch Ness last year. About to start marathon programme after keeping at half marathon distances since October so thought I'd have a nose!
Not fast , me, but would like to improve on 4.46 on hilly Loch Ness!
I went to give blood recently and was told that sweating decreases iron. Also that running damages the red blood cells in the feet also leading to iron depletion. I do take the preventative dose of iron tablets ( ferrous sulphate ) after GP recommended it but I am veggy so that may be why.