Latest posts by Also-ran

1 to 10 of 2,939

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:46

Yes it brought me to tears ! I couldn't believe I was allowing this to happen, and I was just holding on for dear life trying as best as I could not to shout stop!!!

It felt like it was one of the most crude forms of treatment somebody could dream up, and when I described it to someone they though it wasn't real and that I had had a nightmare . I can't compare it to childbirth - I will take your word for it!

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:24

Hi MSE, yes I had a block of 10 sessions with a guy who used that along with acupuncture. Unfortunately there was no improvement and he came to the conclusion that there was no point continuing and referred me on. 

Of course I don't know how effective he was in wielding his metal tool!

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:07

Good to hear you are getting into the plan now Nell, and the S&C sessions sound like a wise move.

I'm still sidelined with my achilles having managed 3 miles of running since London marathon - very fed up .   I am going back to my Orthopedic Surgeon this week to go through my MRI scans and plan some more treatments

Fartlek -> Pain in top of foot

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:07

Just give it a couple of day rest and reassess.

Fartlek is free, unstructured 'play',and  it seems like you did 3 x 600m off 400m recoveries!

Sore achilles, hips, tingling, numbness etc...

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:01

If you could do only one thing to help the achilles, then not running for a while would be top of my list. Then add in a heel drop program.

My experience is that the Dr can do little for the achilles other than recommend rest and refer on to specialists if things don't improve.  My GP even googled to get a 'fact sheet'. Physio may help address the cause. In terms of treatment it is slow to heal. There are a myriad of techniques they may offer to help with recovery - it can be an expensive game, and rest and a program of eccentric heel drops may be just as effective.

Not sure what your other issues are. If you can afford physio then it is worth a shot

10 top marathons

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:17

London, New York,  Lifefitness 97T, and Wales Marathon were my favorites to date.

Would like to do Athens, Boston and Chicago one day.

I think a track marathon would suit you if you are a little cuckoo.

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:17

Good running to you Nell. I shall look forward to following your progress.


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:21

I have had several sessions with a herring bone pattern of needles along each achilles. Sometime insertion is a little uncomfortable, sometimes 'winding' the needles gives a jolt of discomfort. Sometimes can be sore the next day. I just think if I'm going to let a stranger stick needles in me I can expect a few rough moments! I'm not sold on the efficacy of this treatment for my particular condition but that is another story.

A chilies Paratenonitis

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:53

How long will this affect you? It could be days, it could be months - there are a lot of factors influencing this. My advice, if you are planning on an October marathon, is to stop running now and compensate with activities that don't aggravate the Achilles.

When things have improved a little by taking the load off the tendon the usual approach is to add in an eccentric strengthening program. This usually sorts things out but some some injuries are resistant to these methods.

So back to how long, my wife had the condition after a 20 mile walk. She was recovered within about 10 days. My last run was April this year. Nothing has shifted the problem this time around.

34 year old that cont run

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:15

Mr Smullen,

I sense you are a little frustrated. I will offer advice, anecdote, suggestions where I can.

  1. Forget the 'man up' advice. That is lazy bullshit advice
  2. Learn to Walk before you can run
  3. Fun runs called To Hell and Back doesn't sound like fun
  4. Have keeping fit as your goal for 12 to 18 months. Don't put pressure on yourself  to have running as the main activity.

I tried on and off over several years to get into running, mainly to help shift some weight. Anytime I tried I injured myself. So I walked, and I walked a lot, and by walking I mean a reasonably decent pace but not like those mincey walks they do at the Olympics.

Over the course of a couple of years I wore out plenty of shoes, lost plenty of weight, and then decided to just start running. Everything felt easy and natural. Bloody marvellous.

Now whilst you build up the walking you can do some higher intensity stuff in the pool, on your bike, rowing or whatever you fancy.

Perhaps in my own case, I let running become the dominant activity for the next couple of years and my well hench highly tuned running machine of a body is now an old, saggy cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams,%20but%20that%20was%20enough%20to%20land%20him%20in%20sixth%20place%20on%20the%20list.jpg


1 to 10 of 2,939

Discussions started by Also-ran

Galen Rupp takes American 10k record. Commentary from Mo.

Rupp runs 26:44 
Replies: 3    Views: 350
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 18:37

personalised plate for sale F10 UNC

£5 ono 
Replies: 131    Views: 3306
Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 11:05

Hansons Marathon Method

For anyone using, considering, or interested in the Hansons approach to marathon training 
Replies: 199    Views: 10090
Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 22:08

Abingdon Marathon - place for sale

Replies: 7    Views: 352
Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 17:30

My VLM. For those who asked for some background on my training

VLM training summary 
Replies: 46    Views: 2464
Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 08:49

The Wales Marathon (WITH CLOSED ROADS!!)

June 10th 
Replies: 9    Views: 1566
Last Post: 14/06/2012 at 11:21

Difficulty running at scheduled pace

Not sure if I chose the right schedule 
Replies: 11    Views: 1675
Last Post: 10/02/2012 at 17:17
7 threads returned