I just switched from my normal Saucony Guide to Mizumo Wave Inspire as I found the Saucony's a bit stiff. It was a mistake. I find the Mizumo's too high round the collar meaning they run on my ankle bone when I am running on a camber. Did not notice this on the treadmill in the shop. They also don't seem to hold the back of my foot in place as well as other shoes. Have just bought another pair of Saucony in the sale.
I'm doing Aviemore 1/2. Can't find the elevation profile anywhere. I did the 10k last year and the start and finish points are the same for the half so I guess it is a net downhill. Any significant climbs on the 1/2m course? I'm not stressing too much about being beaten by Nessie having suffered the indignity of being overtaken by a giant oatcake in the Edinburgh 10 a few years ago, I'm over it.
I had/have exactly the same issue. I saw the physio for about 8 weeks last year - no real diagnosis but lots of massage and stretching which did not help greatly. I have since really ramped up my general stretching routine and made an attempt to get out of my office chair a bit more during the day as I am convinced the root cause is tight hip flexors. It's not 100% gone but these changes made much more difference than the physio.
Anyone else irritated that Edinburgh Marathon don't seem to publish full results? I can get my own time, splits and placing but can't do my usual stalking to find out how others got on. Do any other races do this?