No I don't wear an ankle support. I've never been sure whether this would help and have had some opinion that it can make some injuries worse. I've just spoken to someone who said taping it night help.
I'll look into the wobbleboard as not heard of this before.
Went to the GP just who wouldn't even look at it, they are so useful. As soon as you mention sport they switch off. I even said that I would refer myself to physio, podiatrist to correct the problem if she could just assist in isolating where the issue is for me, but she refused!
Hi wonder if anyone can suggest a way forward with this.
For about 12 months I have had a small issue with my left ankle occassionaly giving way and rolling inwards. Nothing too major or regular until this month. The past 4 weeks it has becoming very unstable and I have gone over on it twice badly in one week, the last time it was very painful indeed. However a few minutes later and I seem to be okay to start running again it was tender the next morning but no swelling.
I did a cross country race yesterday which was in deep mud and it feels very weak and sore around the outside mainly up into my lower calf but again no swelling or bruising. I can walk on it okay but I'm conscious of something definately not right. It seems to click a bit too. I want to know if I can keep running and who should I see to try and resolve this a physio or my GP? I have had gait anaylsis and change my trainers reguarly. I run about 20-25miles per week on and off road.
As long as you are recovering well from your runs I would attempt the 10miler but probably take it steady as this is a new distance for you. However, if it is taking you a while to recover from your long runs then it may be better to wait and build up gradually if you have time.
If your main focus is the hilly 10 mile run then do not blow yourself out on this race but use it as a training run instead. By taking it at a good pace this may give you the confidence for your hilly10. It is so important to hydrate well in advance even the day before, I've learnt this the hard way! Mix some shorter faster runs and hill sets in with you long runs for overall preparation.
Hi well done on your first 8 mile run. I found that taking on a milkshake straight after the run has really helped and I have now stopped being sick. I drink The ForGoodness Shakes pretty much straight after long runs and find these great. I think I was leaving it too long after the longer runs to re-fuel and this caused blood sugar to drop and the sickness.
The light headedness may be beacuse you are pushing yourself quite hard also, what pace is your training i.e. what % of your estimated race pace are you running at? Are you hrydrating well in advance of your longer runs?
Hi all thanks you very much for your replies much appreciated.
It got so bad that yesterday I went to a clinic to get a pro look at it as it was hurting just sat down. Apparantly the large back muscle above the Gluts had got jammed and was extremely tight restricting movement and causing the pain. This is very common I was told when distance is increased as when the gluts get tired this muscle takes over and if its not strong enough has such problems.
After half an hour of serious pain he thinks he has managed to release it and already it feels so much better. I also had probs with my hip flexor which I need to keep an eye on but I have lots of lovely back strengthening streches and gym work to do but I'm so, so happy I haven't torn anything and I've been advised to go back to running and build up mileage again over the next few weeks. Hoping I get to race again soon or at least run more than 5 miles at a time
Good luck Scout in your marathon - be nice to know how you get on.