Yeah, I found that the run walk really got results, I trained for the Bath Half Marathon using that method, I was planning to do a run walk theroy during the race but was feeling so good that I just kept going and done a PB by over 8 mins, I'm convinced it was the training style. Good luck, Ian
I used to get this problem, I found it really helpfull to run/walk, it's basically run a mile then walk for a minute, the walk lets the legs recover and stops or reverses the lactic acid build up. The walk slows the rate by about 17 seconds for the distance but gives you lots more finishing ability at the end of the race as your legs feel reasonably good, I have even raced using this theory, yes it is slightly slower for me but not by much (a couple of mins over 10k) sometimes I'm faster doing this........ Hope it helps Cheers & enjoy the runnung Ian
I have just sprained my ankle, I have been to the doctors, she checked it out and said that I have torn my ligaments and I may have chipped a piece of bone from the bottom of my ankle joint. I am frustrated as I will now have to miss running for at least 3 weeks, I am going to continue with the swimming but am not sure about cycling, it's low impact but I am not sure if it will damage my ankle further. I have now resigned myself to the fact that I'm not going to be doing a few races that I have planned in the next month but I needed the advice of the doctor to convince me. I think that if anyone is unsure about the severity of their injury they should seek medical advice rather than just keep going.