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Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:20
Leigh - good luck at VLM you should get round if you are at 20 miles already . Went to a physio who said my tendon is strained but then so is the tendons under the foot, my arch has dropped, my Achilles is strained, my calf is tight and so are my hamstrings all on the same leg - any one want to swap a leg? Managed 5 miles Friday after physio and it feels a little better today - using a hand held massage machine about 4 times a day - it's race day tomorrow at Wilmslow so I'll see how it goes

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 06:31
Nope but strangely they do not have a tongue to press on the tendons - they are knitted on top - thanks for the advice I will make a visit to a physio to see if I can get the swelling down

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 22:37
Thanks - will try and get booked in - I have the new adidas ultraboost but they are not tied tight - will try loosen then

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:08

A week or so ago i started getting a pain on the front of the ankle where it joins the foot, it was something i could run off after 5-10 minutes but over time it kept on niggling throughout the run. On sunday i managed a 24 miler in a little discomfort but today its really bad.

It is a swollen area just to the front - i can move my foot around, pull the toes up etc and can walk reasonably ok it just when i run - its like the tongue of the shoe is really hard and digging into my leg (thats the best way to describe it). I have put ibuprofen gel on it and Rock Tape to see if i can get any swelling down - it seems really localised though to one specific area. 

any ideas anyone? Please? I have a half on sunday and VLM coming up

Adidas Ultra Boost

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 16:27

done my first 20 miler now in them - no blisters, no rubbing, no pains, even my toenails are happier - weight was ok after a 2 hour+ run - hope you enjoy your pair Saintbarca - i am going to order another pair as a backup

Adidas Ultra Boost

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 09:40

first run last night - before going out i noticed a small lump inside the shoe where the 'stripes' are stiched to the upper on one of the shoes. Thought it was just some unfinished plastic from the mid foot cage but it then appears it may be some stitching. Was only there on the left shoe but decided to go anyway and see if it really would dig into my foot which luckily it didn't.

First impression was the shock of the cold air rushing onto my foot through the knitted upper - boy it was cold. You could definitely tell there was more boost material though - both in bounce and weight, i think these are about 30g heavier than the old ones which i could really feel later into the 7 mile run. 

Best bit - the heel section with the 'cutout' for the achilles - so much room at the back for the foot to move it was really noticeable how comfortable it was at the back. 

First verdict - easily the best shoe they have done so far - just worried about the weight. I was an Energy Boost regular but the addition of the knitted upper and the heel section has made a really good shoe even better. 

Adidas Ultra Boost

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:44

Mine have just arrived - its like Christmas all over again - did anyone else get any? First run in them tonight, First impressions, really like the look and feel of the upper - the knitted section really stretches around your foot like a sock and the way there is no tongue really sits nice on the foot. Certainly does feel a little heavier than the old Energy Boost but that i assume is down to more Boost foam. Just hope the 'cage' around the foot where the three stripes are do not dig into my foot like the EB 2's did.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 14:25

already booked the Travelodge right on Grant park so should be able to fall out of bed to the start/finish area. Just need the flights and then wait for the entry bit

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 11:26

Ballot open in March as is guaranteed entry method - i am planning this one as my 4th major - done Berlin, London and Boston so far - anyone done the guaranteed entry route before - do they have a limit for the number of qualifiers they will allow in?

Boston and London

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 11:37

i did it last year - have done a few doubles before so was reasonably confident with this one - set off at london with a view to a good run but not flat out, at the first water station i stood on a bottle and rolled my ankle so i backed off for a few miles to recover. In the back of my mind i knew Boston was coming and it was my main focus. Two miles out at London i realised i was on for sub 3 so i sprinted the last two miles but missed it by 28 seconds. Not gutted though as had done it before so felt reasonably fresh for Boston. No running in between, flew out on the Friday morning and did the usual walk around the city for the saturday, legs felt great,

Race day - everything felt ok even though we had to set off for the start at 6am with all the new security which was understandable. It was a warm/hot day and felt ok at the start - but then we set off!!

That first 3-4 miles are all downhill and fast downhill - as we all know getting downstairs are reasonably hard at the best of times after a race but that fast downhill section just made me realise how my legs where not 100% - i think if it was flat or uphill i could have eased into it but you just cannot help but go quick down that hill. Got to about 13 miles and realised a fast time was not possible so just enjoyed the hot sunny day and the girls at mile 13

Advice - do it but do what you can to make sure those thigh muscles have repaired before hand - maybe take London easy and enjoy it rather than racing so you are better recovered for Boston. Above all both are great and have their own charm - i just look back at Boston and whilst it wasn't my quickest i can say i made it to the start line and nothing beats that.

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