Darren Cox 7


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Barns Green Half-Marathon

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 13:37

Have you had your number then? I'm still waiting can see i'm entered on the site but nothing in post yet.  Suppose I'll have to get there extra early and pick it up?

First Half next Sunday - Tips?

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 10:45

I started running in May and was training to do the IKANO Robin Hood in Nottingham but got let down by the people I was going to run with - as I live in Romford essex I figured I'd find a closer race!

I've done a 5k fun run but this is my first 'proper' race/run... bit nervous TBH am sure I'm ready re training etc (Done 11 miles) but any last minute tips or advice from anyone?

Barns Green Half-Marathon

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 10:44

Anyone going to this? 

I started running in May and was training to do the IKANO Robin Hood in Nottingham but got let down by the people I was going to run with - as I live in Romford essex I figured I'd find a closer race!

I've done a 5k fun run but this is my first 'proper' race/run... bit nervous TBH am sure I'm ready re training etc (Done 11 miles) but any last minute tips or advice from vets of this event?

 

Achilles problem advice needed

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 19:49
When mine hurt I decided to rest/ice and take ibuprofen, but for me after 5 days rest it was stretching that really helped. In hindsight I think it was my lower calf causing my issues, and the inflamed Achilles was secondary to that.

At the start of the run it felt a bit sore but this soon went and by the end was fine - but I had warmed up, cooled down and stretched properly for once!
I was shocked that Tuesday after the run Monday I was fine moving on the foot first thing - didn't expect to be walking and did 15km on the bike and all still ok.

If rest and icing aren't working try taping your foot like in the link Tom posted to take some strain off it.

Hope you both manage to get it sorted I hated the idea of not being able to run!

Achilles problem advice needed

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 14:23
Already on that one! Feels great still, not had to take ibuprofen for once! Some tightness but that's to be expected.

Achilles problem advice needed

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 11:43
5k done, foot felt ok this morning, couple of twinges but like a 1 out of 10. Concentrated on bending knees, relaxing calves and steady pace - ended up slowing few times for my running partner, did it in 39.09 so lots of stretches I think and hopefully tomorrow it doesn't flare back up.

Thanks for the advice Tom - you're a star dude!

Achilles problem advice needed

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 09:06
After several reps of stretching yesterday feeling better today! Not quite there yet but def healing.

Thanks Tom for the help!

Achilles problem advice needed

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 07:40
Have a horrible feeling I've misjudged this, pain more under the foot =PF??? Hope not just saw the recovery times for that!!!

Achilles problem advice needed

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 06:26
Just to finish ! Then next one I get competitive

Achilles problem advice needed

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 21:08
Thanks Tom!
Yeah fun run Monday 5k not competitive so taking it very slow!
Training for half marathon September 30th!!!

Think I'm being ultra aware of any little twitch in that foot right now
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First Half next Sunday - Tips?

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Probably stupid idea but at least I'm running...but advice needed

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