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To Surrey runners, totally running unrelated

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 23:55

Hello. Would any of you who lives in Guildford or Godalming area be kind enough to send me one of the free magazines that the postman brings with the post. I will pay p&p. Please pm me and I shall tell you which one. Cheers

Over-pronation and minimalist shoes

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:44

Daisydoo, there is something addictive about running. Overnight I have decided to give it a go anyway however long it takes me. First running for a few weeks on treadmill in intervals of one minute for however long I can without pain. Then we'll see. 

Over-pronation and minimalist shoes

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:46

My story is this. I was born with an extra bone in my right foot, as a child I suffered with flat feet and pains so parents took me to doctors who advised surgery to remove the bone. I never had it done as they were afraid. For years I battled with pain and when I started running 4 years ago it did not much improve. At first I was a typical heel striker running in bulky shoes and started getting injuries in my legs, various groin strain, shin splints, you name it I had it. In January 2012 I went to Running School to have gait analysis done, they found out lots of faults, we set out on repairing them. The coach there was very keen on minimalistic running, I tried and loved it. I ditched my custom made orthotics and started transitioning to minimalist shoes. It took me months to learn proper running technique and things were great apart from the fact that after every run I had a pain in my feet, in left in the sole and in the right in the arch. I increased my mileage very gradually and I mean very as I was doing lots of walk/run breaks for absolute ages. In the winter I started running more aggressively but also started to have more problems with my feet. By April this years at the beginning of each run I was limping a bit and for the last two months I have hardly run. Yesterday I did a 3 miler after 8 days of non running and I could barely walk yesterday. Today I went to see my coach again, he has been aware of the problem but due to various circumstances I have not seen him for two months and in this time things took turn for worse. He said that due to this extra bone in my right foot it is more rigid and does not pronate naturally so left one compensates hence the pain. He said forget running distances or races for a year, you have chronic foot problems that will give you stress fractures if you carry on. I can run for 1 minute intervals for about 5 minutes a day total on a treadmill and run in more cushioned shoes. I have lost heart for running, I associate it only with pain now and don't want to do it anymore so am quitting so my advice after writing all this is PLEASE TAKE IT EASY. Allow plenty of rest and see a specialist such as guys from Running School. It would work for me if I did not have a problem from birth, nothing I can do about this anymore. Forget about running a mile first, a mile is a long way. Go for 1 minute runs and only increase distance if you are ready. Do extra exercises. Overall good luck!

So, the kids want a dog...

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:42

I would love a dog but can't afford one. With 4 kids in tow it would be another mouth to feed. Insurance is bloody expensive and we go away every year for 3 weeks abroad so kennels would cost me a fortune. And to buy a cocker puppy the cost is over £500.00 I've looked in rescue places but all they have there are bull terriers and staffies, I'm not getting one of these.


Posted: 29/05/2013 at 22:47

After watching The Walking Dead for the last 3 seasons I have pondered on this question myself. I think you should head for Isle of Wight, kill off all the zombies there and you'll have peace and quiet as they can't swim or so I think.

Do you run for fun or to race?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:43

I always race seriously. Today I did a charity race, it was full of fun runners but I still went balls out. I am extremely competitive and give me a race number and I always go as fast as I can.

Cramps ruining my marathons. Advice needed!

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:45

Last year around May and June I suffered with cramps a lot and I know the reason why now. Basically I was living on a very basic diet of porridge and only a few fruits as I was suffering from terrible stomach cramps and I thought everything else disagreed with me. Also, I was trying to maintain a healthy weight. As a result over last winter I depleted my body of many minerals and vitamins such as magnesium or potassium, I had a blood test done and it showed that magnesium was very low. Over the summer I ate many fresh fruits and veg and then went vegetarian and now vegan and not only all my stomach cramps are gone but also the leg cramps. I would suggest High5, it's a non cramp sports drink and a blood test. I had one done privately abroad and it showed all minerals and vitamins. Hope this helps. I know how painful cramps can be, it's a bloody agony.

VLM 2014

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:08

Tried to find out the date of 2014 mara today to book a hotel early as found one well priced. RNIB say 20th, but it's Easter Sunday so hoping now will be 13th, is that confirmed though?

Quality, not Quantity

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 16:23

Stick to what's good for you. I think no plan must be rigid and must allow for some extra days off if needed and recovery runs. Better take a day off than later suffering from injury.

Trail or Road

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 09:48

I run in NB  minimuses zero as I'm a barefoot runner and love this little bendy trail version. I run in them on road and trail. Overall , I'm very impressed with New Balance as a shoe maker. Before I went barefoot I had a pair of reebok zig or whatever they were called and they were absolutely awful. The best trainers are the cheap with no stability functions, when I first started running I ran in cheap Lidl ones for a tenner for ages and when I upgraded to expensive stability bollock shoes I started to get injuries. No amount of rubber on the sole is going to provide the bounce they claim it does, the ball of the foot is the natural spring and it is this that provides the bounce. I have been running barefoot for a year and a half now with no problems. Overall, trail shoes will be fine, most of them are hybrids anyway, suitable for trail and road. I ran my first marathon in such shoes, I can't remember what they were though. I am sure your NB trail versions are the same, you wouldn't get decent trail shoes for that price anyway. Good luck with the race.

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