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Marathon Training Plan : P&D or Runner's World?

Posted: Yesterday at 06:28

P & D wins for me ... Not tried RW plans, but the 12 week/55 mile plan took 14 mins off my PB on my 7th marathon, PB being set on my 2nd marathon attempt.

Long-term training?

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 06:39

Pfitzinger and Latter's book is really good too - plans in it for 5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon and multiple distances, and good explanations of what sessions you do and why. I also like that they've got plans from 'low' mileage (35 ish miles a week) upwards. I can't see me ever getting beyond the low miles, but it's good to have options.

Best places to find training plans?

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 06:48

Pfitzinger and Latter have a good book with training plans for 5k to half marathon (and a mixed plan for multiple distances). Most based on upwards of 4 runs a week starting around 30-35 miles a week.

Running Water Bottle

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 06:50

Only use water on long runs (over a couple of hours) or on very hot days for an hour and a half plus.

I like the Nathan waist pack although it does move around a little bit which annoys me. In terms of top, I like the camelbak valve so use my camelbak bottle more often. 

Cortisone injection

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 06:43

Bursitis is back, nothing else. Consultant wants to inject again as he'd rather that than surgically remove the bursa as that will cause scar tissue and potentially leave me in pain over the long term. Have agreed to wait a couple of months and review.

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 06:40

I'm back. Achilles is okay, saw another physio (my usual one) and she said not to panic, just do loads of stretching etc.

On the foot front, it's the bursitis continuing to play up, nothing more sinister. Got to try another cortisone injection but need to see the consultant for this as it's not something the GP would do due to the position (between my big toe and second toe), so that means waiting a bit for it.

Ran a 10k race yesterday and was delighted - did lots of mountain biking and not a lot of running during August, but clocked 44:53 on my watch. My dream time was sub 45:30 so I couldn't believe how strong I felt all things considered. There was a short sharp uphill to finish, and halfway up something came over me and I stormed past two people in front of me. Here's hoping the comeback will last this time! 


Cortisone injection

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 06:50

Mine was for a bursa between my toe joints. Did work for a few months, however something else is now happening so I'm seeing the consultant tomorrow, should have gone back way sooner. Not sure if it's the bursa again - scan results will tell. Think they can work well though so don't be put off by me!


Cortisone injection

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 22:05

I had one in the ball of my foot last year. It wasn't painful at the time (morning) but by evening it was agony and I could hardly put weight on it! Took ibuprofen at bedtime which knocked the pain dead, and I was grand in the morning  I'm a teacher, so also on my feet, didn't have any problems. 


RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:11

I'm going to sit out next month, so best of luck Team RW! 

I'm going on hols for a week, and will be awaiting the results of a scan on my troublesome foot (which is causing my lopsidedness and achilles problem on the other leg). 

Physio last night with acupuncture in both achilles and foot, then some ultrasound on the foot. I have never felt pain like it throughout the year of niggling, and she wonders if it could be a stress fracture. As I've continued running to date, it's just a case of keep going until I get the scan results. No idea how long that will take! Here's hoping I can get to the bottom of it once and for all!

Run strong! 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 08:49

Well, the saga continues. Have now developed an achilles niggle in the other leg and have been told by the physio (& am feeling the same) that the orthotics are doing nothing for me. She says my gait is neutral, which is what the consultant also said initially when he advised me not to bother wasting money on orthotics! However, I didn't want to keep getting injections and thought it worth a try.

The upshot is a return to the consultant this week for further advice. I now find that just being on my feet all day is painful. Any sort of restrictive footwear makes it worse with the compression, and I'm not convinced that running or long distance walking worsens it as it's just niggly all the time. Here's hoping we can get it resolved this time.  

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