Thanks all yes I know what you mean about placebo but I have really bad circulation in my lower legs anyway and find flight socks really help when I wear them when I have really long weeks of work sitting down all day. I do like the look for the calf guards with the stirrups but then I think I would just get the socks instead. Does anyone know the difference between the base layer and just the normal tights? Is onw more of a thermal base layer or is it just another way of selling the same thing? Thank you all again for your responses
I am looking for some advice on compression gear. Basically I have really tight calves (and to a lesser extent hamstrings) and I am looking at getting compression gear - tights and/or socks. I am very clueless though on this and have found it hard to get an idiots guide to compression gear despite hours of reading reviews of the stuff. Bascially I think I will get the socks for when I wear shorts and the tights for when not. However what are peoples experience with them - especially the tights? I see there are recovery ones and ones for whilst you are running but there also "base layer" ones - which should I use?! I will only wear the tights for outside running in the winter probably (although should I also wear them at the gym?!) but I would not wear anything on top of them so a base layer doesnt weem right - but am I completely wrong? Also in terms of brands and prices - I have seen the really expensive skins and 2UX (or something similar!) and want to know if these are worth it or there are fine cheaper ones?
Sorry for all the questions but if anyone has any advice (or links to advice already given!) I would really appreciate it.
Hi you two thank you very much for your comments (sorry for the late response I have been away working). And yes you are both right. I am thinking about seeing how things go and maybe walk and run and jog the marathon. I am already enetered and I am working in Milan at the time - so it is only a train ride away....mr chunky best of lucj with your training - it is such a beautiful place you will be too busy looking around the 42k will be an afterthought....hmmm.
Thank you both again. Heres to a speedy recovery...
I think I know the answer to this but I just wondered if anyone has had any experience of this (positive or otherwise)....
Basicalli I did a marathon back at the end of March on what was already a sore foot but I had no idea why I had the sore foot (I had been running regularly for a long time and done numerous halfs) and so just thought I would run through it. AFterwards I could not walk and my foot was the size of a head and very bruised. Anyway to cut a (very) long story short I had very bad tenosynovitis of various tendons in the foot and ankle. Yes my prep for the marathon had been very bas due to awful work commitments but it did not explain why this had happened. After months of being in and out of an aircast boot and a couple of cortisone injections I finally found a physio with the answer. Basically I had been put in Orhtotics for the last 15 years (from the age of 12) and my foot/ankle was so stiff and calves etc so tight (I had a minus knee to wall range) that I had no flexion that all the tendons in my feet had to work so hard and it was only a matter of time before something happened.
Sorry for the story but now I have had a couple of months of great physio - lots of maniputlation of the foot and rehab exercise to learn how to be biomechanicaly functional again and I have just got back to running (well yesterday). Fpr the next couple of weeks it is litelly 1 min jogging 2 mins walking x6 and increasing gradually the repititions but not the amount of time running each time.
Back in January I had entered the Florence marathon which takes place at the end of Nov.
DOes anyone have any experience of this kind of situation/injury? And the recovery times back to normality? And as a long shot anyone recovered from injury (out for 6 months ish) and done a marathon quickly afterwards? I have been able to get fit lately with bikes etc so cardio wise I am good but I knoe running is completely different and my fitness in this repect wil not be good. I am not going to be silly about it and risk injury but any advice on recovery would be great.
Phew sorry for the essay! Thank you all in advance.
Hi Clare yes that sounds great my payoak email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately I did not get the transport included as I was just going to get the train to the other start and then one from the end!
Fingers crossed for your back - running is supposed to good for you but in hours of trying to find out how to speed up my recovery I am not so sure! Miss it terribly though and very envious about you getting to do the race - always next year I guess.
Could you also email me your details to me other email address (sorry just to be complicated!) at email@example.com - I need the following details to transfer the entry into your name -
Full name Dob Club (if any) Estimated finish time Email Medical notes (if any)
Thanks and let me know if everything is ok with this!