I had achilles tendonitis a number of years ago - the result of repeatedly hopping over a wall rather than taking a long walk on a holiday whilst wearing flip flops! It was excruciating, it started hurting at the end of holiday and after a day on my feet at work the tendon was clearly swollen and I was hobbling. I ended up with ant-inflammatories and an ankle support from my GP. I wasn't running more than a mile at that point but did quite a bit of high impact gym stuff so I was told to cycle instead to develop the strength - I did spin classes and gradually increased the standing work to build things back up. Best advice I had was from via a colleague whose husband is a podiatrist - he said no flat shoes like ballet pumps, go for something nice an cushioned like a Clarks shoe, trainers were even better as long as they were well cushioned. I also did lots of stetching exercises and he advised using the vibro plate at the gym to help this work.
I run before breakfast or about 5pm after a very light lunch of a sandwich, would not dare eat fruit or drink coffee. I only go about 4 miles. I do sometimes find that after the run I get tummy ache but coming in and having a slow drink, long stretch and then a relaxing bath rather than a shower helps. This also happens less frequently than when I started out running but happens if I up my distance or first run back after a holiday. Never had the runs but if I feel a bit constipated a run usually sorts things out. That's quite a thing for me as I am, as my nanna would say, a martyr to my bowels!
I love the red idea but as I usually end up with kids trainers they tend to be ridiculous colours! The Lunarhaze were Livestrong ones and were grey, green, black and yellow; hideous but ridiculously cheap in a JJB sale when their rent was due - paid about £20 and they should have been about £100.
Wallcrawl - I hate trying on trainers as I just cannot tell inside what they will be like. The Nike ones that rubbed seemed fine but once I got 100 yards I started to notice the issue which only got worse. The Asics were awful when I first ran in them so I used them as gym trainers and one day mistakenly put them on for a run and they were ace.
Too intimidated to make a journey to a "proper" running shop when I do a short plod, nothing compared to their client base. I also have issues with my joint where my ankle does not hinge like a normal one (this is a medical thing not me deciding I am abnormal!) so if anyone looks closely I do put my feet down strangely to compensate which would mean my gait would probably be a new thing on them!
Maybe a newer model of the Asics would be good; I'll see what I can find. I liked these as the trim was purple!
I am looking to replace some running trainers and want to know if you have anything you could recommend? I have a high arch but my feet roll inwards as I land. I need plenty of cushioning as I have short achilles tendons. I am a size 3 but have been running in small 4s so that my toes don't get jammed up.
I do about 4 miles a couple of times a week and am lookin to up the miles a little this year. I have run in some Nike Air Darts, when I improved I got some Nike Lunarhaze which I loved as they were like running on clouds. The Lunarhaze started to rub me on my instep as they got older and I went up from a couple of miles to over 3. I bought some Air Pegasus but they were faulty and the tongue rubbed badly so I took them back and was told by Sports Direct that was to be expected as I bought kids size - they got short shrift and I got the money back. I now have a low end pair of Asics which I thought were rubbish but after a couple of months exclusivley as gym trainers they are now like running in slippers they are that comfy but the miles are clocking up on them and they need replacing.