I recently ran the Dublin marathon, I trained for 5 months and during the last couple of months of training I developed pain in the top sof both feet solely when getting out of bed in the morning, it was more like stiffness, and would soon go away once I got moving. I didn't have any pain when I was running. It's 3 weeks since the marathon, and I still have the foot pain, now it is not only in the morning but also anytime I have my feet elevated ie. lying on the sofa. It's general stiffness and intital pain which then goes away once I am moving, again no pain or soreness during or after runs. I have no idea what this is, and whether I should go and get it checked out? Any ideas or experience with similar?
I ran this race also, and can't say I noticed that happening, although it would have been pretty easy to do. Why even bother running the race though, if your going to do that, they're only cheating themselves, bit pathetic really.
My first half marathon and overall a pretty positive experience. Despite suffering from a pretty rotten viral infection I managed to beat my target of sub 2.15 coming in at 2:09:24. The dual carriageway section was awful, it wouldn't have been so bad if it was just one way, but to loop it was simply demoralising, and it was so hot that I think a lot of people struggled after that point! Really dissappointed that the lucozade and the medium t-shirt goody bags had both run out when I had got to either point, despite the fact I was nowhere near the back of the pack! I would run the race again, but only if that dual carriageway section was removed!