Debra Bourne

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Croydon Ultra 30M

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 22:23


Croydon Ultra 30M

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:07

Sorry Ian, I fell and fractured my fibula a week ago, so I won't be able to do this after all. More than a little frustrated...

Newbie at ultra running

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 23:36

"Walk the uphills" is a well-known ultrarunning strategy. So is e.g. "run ten minutes, walk one" - or whatever ratio works for you.

Foot pain!

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 20:23

Hate to tell you this but I'd have preferred a diagnosis of stress fracture: six weeks rest and it's done, probably. Ruptured ligament, depending which one, could take a LOT longer. Good luck for healing.

Foot pain!

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:23

Stress fracture/fracture does seem likely - get it checked out. (If the doc prods the foot from underneath and you hit the roof, yup, you've probably got a fracture even if it doesn't show on x-ray. (N.B. about 50% of stress fractures don't show up on x-ray).

Best exercise when injured

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:19

Cycling and swimming for exercise. Pilates or yoga, if the injury allows.

Plus volunteering at a local parkrun or race to keep you in touch with running.

Struggling on every run

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:13

A viral infection is another reason, also other medical problems. Time to get yourself checked out?

Ouch! How long should it hurt post ultra?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:00

Was there a lot of downhill? If your quads are tight (e.g. due to descents) post-race/run that can make your knees hurt, in which case massaging your quads to loosen them up will help your knees a lot.

Newbie at ultra running

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:48

Croydon Ultra - 30 miles, gentle introduction to ultras, 5th July. You pass the start/finish at the half-way point so can leave stuff and stock up there if you want. Second half is mostly flat.

Croydon Ultra 30M

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:44

Hi Ian, I intend to be running this again this year - it will be my first ultra since my tendon injury! I'll even get around to doing the entering bit one of these days... See you there.

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Loss of padding - Salomon 10+3 vest backpack

Any ideas how to make it effective again? 
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Bandaging to support posterior tibial

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usually when I've been sitting down 
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Backpack washing advice please

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Any solution? 
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ANT agent has loaded from 410xt but upload failed - how do I get the data? 
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How do I get faster again in nine weeks? 
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Up the long run or increase the next-day run?

Which have people found better? 
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Top of foot pain - any suggestions?

Not stress fracture - further up the foot and up the lower calf 
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Physio in Beckenham/Bromley/West Wickham/Croydon?

First run after 5 weeks off and side of foot pain returns 
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Recovery recommendations please for asap but not too soon... 
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