Training for VLM and not sure what my injury is but after 14 miles last week next day top of right foot was hurting about an inch above base of toes. It feels bruised and I hoped it was due to tight laces or something similar but the pain is more inside and hasn't improved over the week.No redness, bruise or swelling. Really hurts when i walk (just on top where foot bends, no pain on sole of foot) and if kneel down and pressure on foot. Any ideas??
I am the sister of chicken 123, and will be coming along and offering support.....getting very excited about the event as have always watched it on the TV since I was little and it will be great to watch someone actually run it!! Picking up my supporting banner on Friday!!
Hi Alice, I am a first timer for vlm. I too was shocked when getting to the 15-17 mile mark and finding that on sone runs I was in agony, but I have been told this is normal. I too tried for 20 and gave up at 17, you are not alone. The next week I carb loaded, hydrated, got podcasts to listen too, everything but looked at my watch and I did it, very slowly but I did. Good luck
Many thanks everyone, sorry for not checking for replies. Well I did it. I got podcasts, my gels, sweets to suck on the way round, and I did it without stopping. I am not sure everyone would take a couple of paracetamol on the way round, but it worked for me! I didn't look at my garmin, just trotted round. So 20 miles done, 300m ascent, does that class as hilly, sure seemed it.
I found the podcasts helped, I seriously hardly had to quell the stopping voices, and near the end, which is actually where I am prone to say 'won't matter now' I kept saying final push, about to taper, how will I feel at the end.... And it worked. I honestly felt at the end, I think I can do this.
There was also a glimmer of sunshine, ah hope for spring