Debra Bourne

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Comrades 2017

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 15:07

lowrez, I run minimalist so no or very little padding anyway and that's not been a problem on some very long runs. I was wearing a pair of trail shoes that I've not worn in a while when this first started, but it was only 1.5 miles into an easy run, so I think the three fast runs in the previous seven days including a long (1.5+ mile) downhill stretch on tired legs had more to do with it (10K undulating race on Sunday, hour run with the club in a faster pace group than I had been doing, and with that long downhill stretch, then a fast parkrun on undulating paths. The pain shifts - sometimes the side of the foot doesn't hurt and the tendons on the top of the foot over MT 3 and 4 hurt instead - and the really serious pain was over the third metatarsal. The outer foot pain reduces when I've been stretching and/or massaging my lower leg muscles, and it doesn't hurt at all if that area of the foot it poked and prodded, so I'm pretty sure that's due to muscle/tendon problems. Off to have another sports massage now.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 21:52

Hi lowrez, I've got as far as entering so can I order a patch please?

Mac3: thanks for the info. Interesting what you said about yoga being more dynamic than Pilates, as following my first yoga session I'd say it was definitely the reverse!

I think I'm making some progress with the foot. Ran 40 mins with the club on Wednesday; it started hurting along the bottom of the outer edge after 30 mins so I'm glad I'd chosen the 40 mins not 60 mins option. Now assuming it's to do with lower leg muscles, particularly peroneal. Lots of self-massage and stretching and strengthening exercises do seem to be helping. I have my second session with sports masseur tomorrow, which hopefully will accelerate the progress.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 18:12

Mac3; Thanks. I'm still not sure what's going on with my foot but I've given it 6 weeks so any bone injury, if there was one, should be healed. I intend to do 40 mins with the club tomorrow evening, dropping back a pace group again, and see how it goes.

What exercises are you doing for leg strength? I've been thinking I ought to do more strength training. And I'm trying yoga this evening with the club - if I like it I'll try to get to sessions most weeks and/or re-start my morning 10-15 minutes of Pilates.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:22

All gone! Good thing I entered at the weekend. Now I just need to get running again

Oh, and run a qualifying marathon.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 19:22

So, having not run for six weeks, I took the plunge and entered yesterday. Just now there are only 300 or so places left... Had a sports massage on my right leg this afternoon and there were some really tight areas in the calf and peroneal. Hoping that with those loosened up I will be able to run on Wednesday with the club. Might try a very short run tomorrow afternoon. Will now be relying on a marathon late February or later for qualifying. Oh well. Thinking about the Heartbreaker, which sounds nice (mostly gravel trails through woodland) or the VN Marathon Day Marathon, which sounds less fun (nearly 13 laps of a tarmac cycle track could get a bit boring), although their events are nice.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 22:23

Five weeks after right foot pain onset, foot still not okay, unfortunately. Physio doesn't think it's a stress fracture but I do. Need to decide whether I'm entering... Would now be looking at a late-February marathon for qualifying if I was lucky and otherwise one of the April marathons. And minimising fast downhill running, particularly on roads, from here onwards...

And my bone density scan indicates I have osteopenia (reduced bone density, but not as much as osteoporosis). Not happy.


Hope life is better for everyone else!

Pain on outside of foot after marathon

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 21:20

Massage - the muscle further up the lower leg, not the tendon attachment area - see my post above. Good luck!


Posted: 15/11/2016 at 21:17

+1 on the 'try it on' - particularly if you are female. Some of them the chest strap is in a very uncomfortable place, if you're female...

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:45

Glad you enjoyed it - it's a fun one, isn't it? I was supposed to be running it but I hurt my foot a couple of weeks ago. Oh well, there's always next year.


Posted: 28/10/2016 at 20:52

OMM 12 litre available for about £40 and pretty good.

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