No its not normal perhaps you are going a bit to quick. What you will notice more on runs 12 miles plus is the effect of what you have eaten the night / day before. Aim for a 12 mile run next. The night before have a reasonable size spag bol anbout 6pm then have a light breakfast say porridge then run an hour or so later. Dont run on beer or steak or lots of protein. Try doing a midweek hill session or some fartlek to get your heart rate up and lactate your muscles so you work against this. Dont worry I used to get stuck on 12 miles now its easy.
4th London. Had a dodgy stomach going into the run. Chatted to a few celebs off the telly at the start and got some photos with them. Set off like an idiot. I was aiming for similar to my Brighton time of 3.14. Did miles 2 3 and 4 in a reckless 6.55 pace. Tried to slow down but couldnt. Dont know why. Got hot by mile 15 then by 18 I was struggling. I was busting for a wee at the start and figured my stomach cramps might be due to this so stopped and did the biggest most out of control wee ever. Last few miles were terrible and I struggled to get 3.25 and was gutted by how badly I had run it. Could have done under 3.20 with less effort going steady. Nipped into a shower at the finish. Got out and was greeted by Frank Bruno. Top bloke. Didnt really enjoy it this year. Trained hard and did 5 20 mile runs plus in awfull weather on my own. Went to London on my own and probably missed a bit of banter. Crowds were the best ever on the way round. Was cheered up by the free meal and the people at the Clic Sargent reception. Had a stinker but it happens. Over it now. Trying to plan ahead for Berlin 2014 and any advice most welcome.
Five weeks ago I went to A and E with a swollen left foot I couldnt stand on. No stress fracture found but no injury caused it. I just woke up with it. Now my second toe on my left foot has thickened so it is far fatter than the same toe on the opposite foot. I am running ok but it is painfull on hills. Looked this up as capsulitus. Any ideas what to do? I have run 13 miles twice in the past five days.
Hello. I am training for the Jersey Marathon at present having run Brighton and London this year. I have the Kenilworth Half tomorrow. I had ankle reconstructive surgery four years ago. My ankle has been fine up until around 2 months ago. I can sense something wrong in my ankle area then get a dead stride when there seems to be nothing to stand on ie my whole ankle area goes dead. This can come and go spasmodicaly. The joint isnt swollen but somethings wrong in that area. Any ideas. I had faciitus in the base of the same foot after surgery but that went after steroid injections. I cant quite pinpoint it.Struggled to put weight on it when I started my last training run but this has strangely cleared.
very sad. worst thing is reading all the happy good luck messages on her page and then seeing them turn into tributes.All of us should give a little something to her charity its the least we can do.Rest in Peace.