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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:21

Jokeybhoy - Good luck at Loch Ness!

From memory I don't think wind would factor much on that course. It was pretty well sheltered along that side of the loch. Hope the conditions favour you.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 13:36

Rata - Don't worry you'll make it. There's still a long way to go to that start line.

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Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:26

Franz - Well done! That sounds like a really tough event. Enjoy your recovery week.

Avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal base advice please

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 10:01

It's good that you can do something.

From my experience around three months to start running again is about right and another three to get yourself confident and running freely again. I avoided signing up for races with this injury. It's one of those injuries that if you give it the time to heal properly you'll be good.

It's amazing how many simple things you struggle to do with that injury.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 22:39

Maccatheknacca - Welcome to the thread!

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:03

ryantilley - Welcome to the thread!

You'll love Paris. I'm going back for the fifth time. Weather wise it's been warm more than cool in the years I've ran it. Although I remember my first time there in 2012 being a nice cool temperature.

Avulsion fracture 5th metatarsal base advice please

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 09:53

Sticky88 - I had this exact injury at this time last year, and I got it pretty much the exact same way you did by standing on a plastic bottle and twisting my foot. Sadly the only real solution to this injury is rest.

I picked up the injury at the beginning of August. I had the support boot on for 8 weeks. Once it came off it was another week before I was walking normally. Be prepared that your leg will feel like jelly when you first remove the boot. At the start of October I managed some swimming, which I understand you can't do, but I can't think of much else you can do with this injury. By mid-October I was doing some very easy paced jogging, taking it slow and being very careful about where I ran.

On returning to running the biggest difference initially was I could feel every lump and bump in the pavement. The slightest deviation from completely flat and smooth tarmac and a little twinge at the point of injury was to be expected. Attempting to run around corners on the side of the injured foot was now difficult. I certainly started to take a much wider path when I first started back running.

From November onwards I was able to ramp up my running. By December I was running regularly and putting in the miles, but still had the odd twinge and was still a bit nervous about running bad surfaces. I raced a 10km in early January and in early January started marathon training. I got through that training perfectly well and managed to get my form back to close to what it had been pre-injury. I'd say it was probably February by the time I was truly running freely and confident enough to push hard and not worry about every bump on the pavement.

The main thing with this injury is time. You do have to accept that you'll be out for a period of time and that you will have a similar length of time building yourself back up and putting up with little niggles and twinges.The plus point is that once the bone has healed you're good to go, as long as you let the injury heal properly you shouldn't have any future issues from it. I've been running and racing, including marathons and trails, this year and the foot has been fine. Give it time and you'll be good to go again.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 09:02

Great report Nodster.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 16:14
You don't gain or lose much during taper. The hard work of training is done. Rest up mate and get healthy for the start line.

Kilmacolm half marathon for me this morning. Happy with my 1:39:07 time. Good small event, nice course, good tshirt, naff medal.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 13:22

Andy - Good luck with that one! After nearly melting in the heat at Copenhagen this year, I'm in no hurry to seek hotter shores for marathon running.

A local half marathon for me this weekend. Time to find out if I have any decent running form at all just now.

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