Hey guys, I made it up to 4.5 miles this week, plus parkrun yesterday and tons of cycling and swimming - feel like I'm turning a corner, though my calves are pretty sore today so will take it easy today and just swim. I intend to go along to my club run for the first time in ages this week, as it's 5 miles and I finally feel like I'm ready for that
I found these videos after following advice from my chiropractor on what to search for, which I'm really excited about - they look and feel like they're going to target just the right bit.
Quite a bit of plantar fascia pain on both feet the last few days so if anyone has any suggestions for stretches or exercises to help overcome that, I'm all ears
I'm also having trouble with one toe, it's sprained I think (did I tell you about my accidental 8.5 mile barefoot walk?), doesn't bother me too much but I can feel it's not ok after I've been running. I broke the middle three toes on my left foot doing karate when I was young, one of them a couple of times, so they're pretty messed up! Probably another indicator that barefoot is probably not right for me
@Andi - congrats on the PB mate - you're so close to the magic 60, I can feel it!
Well done on the PB Lisa, I'd love to go that fast!
My running is still going well, I'm very happy with how fit I feel. I entered a triathlon so have been mixing in a bit of swimming and cycling; Friday I did a 'gym triathlon', that is swim bike and run in the gym with minimal transitions - 500m swim, 15km ride, 2.7km run (for that is the distance of my race) in 1hr. Also bought myself a racy road bike
Ran 4 miles yesterday which is 0.4 miles further than my plan and I felt GREAT. Shins a bit on the sore side, but nothing I can't handle; physio is still going well.
3 1/3rd miles last night at 145bpm, with sections of hills and better than 10 minute miling so my base cardio fitness is obviously improving a lot. Left leg/foot were a little bit more of a problem during the run but no sign of any real problems today. I find my legs get a bit tired by 2.5 miles which is a bit pathetic, but that's because of the long lay off, they'll strengthen up. My physio thinks two hard 5ks in 4 days is a bit much, so I'll take it a bit easier on Saturday so I can run harder at the race Tues eve.