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Can anyone please help me? First half Sub 2 hour failure!

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 11:50

You weren't far off, but you were expecting a lot on relatively little training. You knocked over 3 mins off your 10K PB in 12 weeks, which is really good, just have another go, but maybe work up to some longer runs 3-5 weeks out from the race. Make sure you can run 14-15 miles. HM isn't like a marathon, you can go longer distances in training without risking injury or burn out, but it reduces the risk of the wheels falling off on race day.

 

Running and Cellulite?

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 18:35

Wow this is from ages ago... I wonder if Raks got rid of him... I hope so!

Running and Cellulite?

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 18:33

I've got rid of boyfriends for much less than that!!

Last minute marathon training advice please

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 21:50

Definitely don't do it. Your training is done! I've done a few marathons... all you can do is harm at this point!

Stupid open water swimming questions

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 19:35

If you are worried about weevers you just need some aqua shoes/wetsuit boots or something to walk into the lake. You could even use cheap waterproof sandals and chuck them back to land once you're in!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=aqua+shoes+9&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=84723206574&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16946431482636225562&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_7k66pyhjkw_b

It will probably be fine though - I bet most people will go in with bare feet.

Side foot pain and plantar fasciitis

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 07:59

Have you been to a doctor? It could be a stress fracture - you should get it checked out.

Motivation vs depression

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:55

I'm in the same position WeV, just started to get back into running after 18 months of zero motivation following a period of depression. A few things have helped me get back:

1. find a friend to run with, someone who is close to your pace or who has signed up to the same event as you.

2. Don't be too hard on yourself - start with running once or twice a week, then build up to your old schedule.

3. Sign up for a few shorter events building up to your marathon, then it won't seem like such a big mountain to climb.

4. Try and mix one or two other activities in with your running - something you could continue if the worst happens and you get injured :-/

 

Good luck, and stop being so hard on yourself... one day at a time

Breathlessness for a week when running

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:49

Are you sure it couldn't be asthma? A trip to the doctors to figure out if it's asthma or allergies wouldn't go amiss

 

Perpetual Sore Hamstring

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:11

I agree with Six Physio! This is what I had for the whole of last year... thought it was hamstring problem, but traditional HS stretches actually made it worse. I'm still unsure what is the actual cause, but I suspect piriformis (might be wrong). What has worked: lots of yoga, core strength and glute activation exercises, and building up running again VERY slowly. Good luck!

Possible ITBS while training - painful

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 19:03

I've had mine for ages... from 66fit on amazon!

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