hi jullie Gald to hear that you had a good run, but dont give up on the orthotics. It took me ages and quite a few blisters to get use to the orthotics, but eventually your feet will get use to running in them, try wearing them every other day........good luck
Hi Julie I also overpronate and have been wearing orthotics in my shoes for the last 9/10 years....I only have one pair of shoes on the go at any one time. I have tried various shoes over the years with different results, till I found the Brooks Beast which is the only shoe I would use...The good thing about Brooks shoes compared to Nike, Acis etc. is that they do not keep changing there shoes from one year to the next, so you when you find the shoe you like you now you can get the same shoe(may look slighty different)year after year...
Hi Clare Unfortunatly Sciatica is very common amongest runners of all levels, I and several of my friends have suffered with it.Luckly (touch wood)I have been free of sciatica for about 4 years. One the reasons runners and other sportsmen suffer is that we strech our muscles, but negelct our back muscles. It is the back muscles pressing on the sciatic nerve that gives you the pain. So simple streching of the back will prevent an attack of sciatica.
Hi Chris. The long run is the most important session in your training for the FLM. I am a great beliver in doing as many long runs as possible at present my long run is 16 miles. In January I shall step it up to 20 miles,Feb 22 mile, March 24/25 miles then ease off in April. Remember to have at least one easy week and also do some fast speed work once a week as doing long runs can turn you into a bit of a plodder.. This will be my 9th FLM and so far this scheduel has worked perfectly for me....Good luck
Hi I have managed to break 3 hours in my last 2 FLM.The key to run 3:30 or sub 3 is the long run, you cannot do enough. I would sugest the longest should be at least 24 miles and do at least 4/5 and about 4/5 20 milers...good luck