Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:14
Belated congrats brer - just popped onto see what was happening in the thread!
I haven't done much running as of late and have binned any notion of doing a spring marathon (I had entered London - chance of our relatively small running club being in the mix for the Welsh team prize!). This is largely due to the fact that my father in law has been in the intensive care unit in Ysbyty Gwynedd for almost 8 weeks now. Also it would appear that the decision to wear Boosts in the lead upto and in the marathon was not a good one - everyone seem to be raving about them and in my bid to really go for it on race day I thought it would be a food decision - not least as they were in our family's football team colours!! However, having had many physio appointments, GP, Xrays, scans and specialists appointment it would appear that I have quite a foot issue which lead to a change in my gait and, no doubt, led to the cramping in my right calf at about mile 22 and which has seen me struggle running with the calf ever since!! Having had the diagnosis (tibial varum), orthotics would appear to be the only option to sort me out - had them fitted earlier on this week and trying to get used to them - it's going to be a slow process but as long as I'm OK for the start line in October I'll be happy (having spent quite a bit of time in the icu over the last 2 months things have been put into perspective somewhat!!)