Latest posts by Crippso

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First Marathon

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 22:24

Thanks all, sounds like really good advice. I'm following the under 4hr schedule from RW but I think my base was maybe a bit weak to start with. Fortunately I have a few weeks extra on the plan so I might spend those getting that base now before I push on beyond 15 miles long run. Thanks for the warning about the last few km Steve, gives me some idea of what to expect.

First Marathon

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:40

Hi, I've entered my first marathon and am looking for some advice! I did my longest run last weekend (15 miles, nice and slow) but found it pretty tough. I needed a few days to recover. To give me an idea of what I have bitten off... I wondered, what is harder, the race itself, or the months of training?



Thigh pain

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:22

Will let you know CJ


Thigh pain

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:29

So, two months on and I still can't run! Even walking hurts a little. Its the strangest injury I've ever had. Pain moves around, sometimes its the top of hip on the outside, sometimes the groin area, sometimes the front of the thigh. Putting weight on it hurts quite a bit. If I rotate my hip I get a loud clicking from the groin area which doesn't sound too good. Going to see the gp in a week to see if I can get referred or something. Any ideas of what it could be?

Thigh pain

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:01

thanks for the advice. I'll rest it and see how it goes. I've suffered from ITB problems before but that was a pain at the side of the knee. I guess maybe its a bit tight or something so I'll give that stretch a go, thanks Cal.

Thigh pain

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:38


day after a long run (for me) of 8 miles I felt a sharpish pain on the outside of my left thigh, about half way between knee and hip. I've run a few times since and its got a bit worse. I now have an aching pain on inner thigh near groin too (same leg). Any thoughts on what the problem could be and how I could get rid ?

cheers, stu 

Calf problems

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 10:09

Thanks all for the help. The hydration tablets really work! No more calf cramps. Also I find that now its winter I don't really need them and I don't get the calf cramps, so it looks like the cause of my calf cramps is definitely a result of sweating away all the important minerals.

The Minstead Stinger

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 22:01

Just signed up too - did it last year and it was great fun!

Calf problems

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 17:47

Cheers Johnas, I'll give that a go. Looks like I'll have to do some serious research into those tables, each brand seems to have different amounts of certain things!

Calf problems

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 21:55

Hi Johnas, probably not enough and I guess I'd class as a super heavy sweater.. and that's before I even get my running shoes on


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Thigh pain

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Calf muscles lock up and become painful when running 
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