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Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:46

Brooks weren't interested when I emailed, but I spoke to the chaps at Runner's Need and they said they'd pass on my comments to their rep. I do otherwise find the shoe comfortable, and they feel the best out of the shoes that I'm told would suit me, so it's annoying. 

rehab for itb/knees

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:40

I have had knee and ITB problems on and off for 5 years. In the last 6 months with the help of a decent sports therapist and a podiatrist I am pain free, and discovering that running doesn't need to hurt! Pilates for me has been invaluable, but it did take a couple of goes to find a really good instructor. I also do a range of modified squats as prescribed by the sports therapist - ordinary squats don't work for me, as they seem to tense things up and make things worse. I stretch every day too - but again particular stretches for my particular issue. I occasionally roll, but find I'm better off with some of the stretchier pilates moves!

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 14:23

Indeed this is the issue, when the tongue curls under the raw seam then rubs the top of the foot. 

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:04

Hmm, thanks. A bit of cheapskatery there from Brooks then! I can normally stop the rubbing if I stop and adjust the tongue, but it's a bit of an annoyance.

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 13:12

Hi everyone,

I've recently changed the shoes I'm running in to ladies Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14s. Getting on fine with the shoes, other than the tongues can rub the top of my feet. On closer inspection it seems that the outside edges of the tongues have raw seams. Just wondering if they're all like this, or whether mine missed a process in the factory. No point trying to exchange them for another pair if they're all like that. Have any other ladies noticed this? Could you have a look if you happen to own a pair?

Many thanks!!!


Unusual Pain - Woman related only

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:31

Go and see your GP. I have similar pains and sensations due to a pelvic organ prolapse after the birth of my child. I'm not saying this is what you have, only a doctor can tell you that. If it is that I have found pilates has helped enormously (although you have to be dedicated to doing it regularly).



Strangest Prize/Memento you've got from race running

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:03
Dave The Iron Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

I used to be, Lived in Coventry for 30 years.

Ran for the Marconi Spartans, Hence my Ex-Spartan monica

I was brought up around there, actually went to school in Wellingborough, and both my parents have taught in schools in the area. Truly delightful place 

Strangest Prize/Memento you've got from race running

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:54
Dave The Iron Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
An ash tray Wellingborough 5 a few years back

That's Wellingborough for you! Are you local to there Dave? 

Can anyone recommend Paul Harradine for orthotics?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:03

Hi Bumble

Yes, wearing them for now, although it seems in the videos of me walking and running in them that they're not doing what they're supposed to. As I live closer to Cosham then you do, I had the luxury of going away and thinking about his advice before making a decision (although I understand his lab is on site and orthotics can be made whilst you wait). Paul suggested trying some different shoes to start with (I'd need different ones anyway even if I get new orthotics)  to see if that was enough to take the edge off my injury with the current orthotics. He was clear that if we were starting from scratch he would recommend me orthotics but would make them quite differently to the ones I have. He was able to explain why this would be, and it seemed to make sense. It was definitely interesting to compare my walking/running with and without my current orthotics, and it is nice to have some concrete suggestions on shoes. It was also pretty frightening to see my run in slow motion, and it's no surprise that my knee is still hurting! It seems that I do mid foot strike, it's what happens to my foot and legs after the very first bit of the strike to compensate for my overpronation and to get my foot down and back up again....lots of twisting. Paul was pleased to hear about what I was doing with the new physio and thought I was heading in the right direction with the rehab this time.

I found the session very informative, and have in fact decided to go for the orthotics and will be having them made towards the end of August. This, along with the new physio was a bit of a last ditch attempt to work out and solve the problem causing the injury before giving up, so it makes sense to me that I should take his full advice.

Sorry for the long post. The last four years or so have been very frustrating and I'm hoping desperately that I might be on my way up again.

Hope your appointment helps you on your way to being injury free.

Can anyone recommend Paul Harradine for orthotics?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:30

Just out of interest Bumble1 - did you go and see Paul? I went to see him on Friday, and it was quite interesting to see what he had to say. Given me a few things to think about, first option of what to try doesn't involve giving him any more money, so not a pushy sales pitch at all.

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