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Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: Today at 17:32

You never really do get a perfect training camp for an event like this, so don't worry about the hill training. If you have done marathons previously, and are busting out 24 mile training runs, they you are going to beast it!

Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: Today at 16:19

Got in a good last week, with lots of hills, so ready as I will ever be.  

All you have to worry about now, is not falling off an obstacle and breaking your leg, at Total Warrior!


Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:57

My leg is poorly, but you should always be planning the next event, even if you are on crutches.  

Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 13:29

There, I am in now!


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 09:55

Don't you have an umbrella stand?

Horrific Running Series

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 20:14

I live in Mountsorrel, so pretty close to the start/finish.  

I have done seven 100 milers, and I am a fairly useful checkpoint man.  

Cape Wrath 2016

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 18:12

It was my fortune to be too poor to afford a place in MdS, until I found out that it was overpriced!

Gel Insoles ANY GOOD??????

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 23:04

Gel insoles are made of a squishy material, like the cushioning of running shoes. All that they really do in a running shoe, is put one layer of squishy material on top of another.  This seldom achieves anything.  

If your shoes are the cause of the problem, and I say if, it is probably because you need more support under the arch. In this case you could either buy a support shoe, or get a harder more suportive orthotic for the existing ones. 

It might just be the case, that the injuries are caused by fair wear and tear. This is really not uncommon in a person increasing their distance. If this is the case you need to ease off a bit, and look at methods for treating shin splints, such as aplying ice to the shins, and massage.   

Gel Insoles ANY GOOD??????

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 07:35

To be brutally honest with you Jenna, I don't think the glass plate test is very reliable, as somebody who has worked in the industry. Insoles tend to be a bit of an add on sale. All running shoes are designed to work without an insole, for the vast majority of people. There are two possibilities here:

A. The shin splints are the result of wear and tear, and you just need to rest (quite possible given that you are stepping up in distance)

B. The shin splints are a result of inappropriate footwear. 

Might I ask where you bought the shoes, and what model they were?

Gel Insoles ANY GOOD??????

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 22:07

They gel insoles won't stop the shin splints.  

What test exactly was done on your feet, and what did they mean by normal?


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