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A marathon in high heels

Posted: Today at 11:15

Look at the twitter feed mentioned on the last page.....

@teamstiletto Morning all. Achy calves and blisters that can't be walked on. Congrats to all the new @GWR holders!!!!!


Hardcastle 24

Posted: Today at 10:28

Anyone else in this?

I'm doing the 24h as a solo entrant. 

I entered it quite a few months ago, but my running has been awful since i tweaked my knee over xmas, but have slowly been getting back into it.  Managed 50 miles over the last two weeks, and no adverse reaction. so i'm still going to do this but i'll be walking way more than running, but would love to still get 100km under my belt in one go.  Even if it's 75% walking


From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: Yesterday at 13:24

I am so bad at doing any hill work.

once I get this 24h race out of the way, I then need to really woman up and do a hill session every week.

i was hopeless, 10km running up and down the same hill with around 235m of elevation, so around 775ft in 6.25m and it took me 77 minutes.

oh well, I guess I need to just keep doing it each week

Pain on the outside of one foot

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 23:08

Possibly planter fasciitis 

search for it on here and Google, see if that sounds similar?

this might help.

Some roll a golf ball under their foot, or draw the alphabet with your toes a few times a day to move the foot muscles fully, some buy some sort of weird sock you can wear at night that helps. (If it's that). 

You are probably better off just paying to go to a sports physio and hopefully getting a good diagnosis and treatment plan straight off. 


Week before half....

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:50

It's only a week before, so no point doing 20, just settle down get a decent 6 or 7 mile run in relax and feel great. Going to far and being injured or tired just isn't worth it, you've done the training now it's just a case of getting to the start line fresh and in one piece. 

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 23:33

sounds good Matt. All systems go watch the marsthon Sunday to get the excitement levels even higher and then all systems go. Just remember to chill and relax now, you cannot improve from now on, so don't do what I do and get injured in the taper, just take it seriously easy and enjoy it. 

A marathon in high heels

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:16

Well done on that, but as you say rather her than me.  She said her feet were trashed after 1 hour on a TM, i think the London Roads might be a bit less forgiving than a TM.

Hope she does it, but meeps it's gonna be painful.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:48


I'm not going to be breaking any records, but looking forward to just slowly plodding along, (with a bit to much walking, but hey)

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:43

Thanks welcomebrand

I'm hoping to not have to carry much if anything around with me, and just stick a plastic box near the start line with my food in so i can grab munchies at the beginning of each lap. Will make life easier then

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:42

Weird! Opened up a flimsy parcel at lunch and it was a banner from. 2xu just with #2XU2015 on it ! Bit weird, wonder why they sent me that  

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