Beware of Sports Direct!! A friend of my daughter's bought a pair of running shoes and before wearing them found out from a proper running shop that she needed a shoe for pronation. She took them back to Sports direct and they refused a refund, saying they would have given her the right advice and their staff were trained in running shoes. When we wrote to complain, they said they said they don't offer advice on running shoes???. So a bunch liars and cheats sadly, at least at the Northampton Riverside branch.
yes, still printing, though more embroidery this time of year. We are printing more performance shirts these days, and I did some fluro green one's with royal blue design/text on a while back for a 50 mile cycling event I took part in, and you could see our team shirts for miles!
I'm impressed with you and Claire's attempts at a 3.30, that's really going some. I'm more in OG's camp at the moment, about 4hr's I think?, but think I could go a bit faster if I can get this knee/gait sorted?
I will have a look in to this Chi running thing. I can't even imagine not wearing cushioned shoes though?. I've always suffered with tight achillees tendons where they join the heal so not sure the 'flat' shoe could work for me? Having said that, the orthotics I had made a couple of years ago that built up the heal and arch area so the tendons were not being stretched or moving sideways in the sheath so much in theory, made matters worse after initially feeling an improvement?, so I stopped using them and tendons ok now. I have fairly high arches and a neutral gait....or did last time I went on a gait analysis machine a couple of years back. I'm clearly landing very heavily on the outside back heal (on right leg only) at the moment, unless I keep the pace right down?, so at least the problem is very visible from the shoe damage side, which I'm assuming is leading to the inside knee problem? Will let you know what the Pod' says on Friday, though after the orthotics problems, I'm losing a bit of faith in the Podiatrist despite him being the head of a NHS podiatry school.
I've not been on for a while, but glad to see a few of you still posting and running pretty well still by the sounds of things. I didn't get in to London this year but might do Stratford instead or a later one if not fit enough by then? I'm fairly injury free at the moment.....I say fairly as my inside right knee has a good moan sometimes when I try an increase pace for any time, so I'm very much a ' jogger ' at the moment. I haven't worked out why, but the symptom is the right corner heel of my last pair of running shoes has worn down at a frightening rate, right through the sole to the foam!! Got a new pair and they are doing the same, so off to see a pod' on Friday.
Go steady on the ice, getting milder after weekend I think?
Perhaps just rest now and treat it as a 'get round' marathon and don't beat yourself up if you know you're not fully fit and don't do as well as you had hoped. At least you must have learned alot (the hard way) about your long runs and your training up to 20 miles. You know you will do better next time. Good luck.