Maxs Mum


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Breathing issues

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:47

make sure you are breathing with your diaphragm (eg makes your stomach move not your chest) and as mentioned dont run too fast to start.
having said that it takes me 3 miles sometimes before my breathing catches up! it may be that your runs are not long enough yet for your breathing to settle and your 'second wind' to come in.

34 year old that cont run

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:34

sorry, like an idiot just realised your age is in the post title!

Race Vests

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:31

I have the salamon Xt wings 10+3 and have used it in a half and in a marathon
(the half was to try it out and the marathon was an offroad one) I found it to be pretty comfortable for the half but but for the marathon with a full litre water bladder in I found that the bladder dragged down the back of the pack inside and it meant the pack rubbed a little bit where it folded.
However i was using a short bladder that didnt touch the bottom of the pack so this may have been the problem. it is more comfortable than a rucksack or the camelpak i have but also where you have the extra fabric across your chest it does get a bit warm.

34 year old that cont run

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:22

My suggestion is. (and sorry if you have done all this before!)

have a proper rest for a week or 2, just maybe walk. let things settle and recover

increase your fitness for the next few weeks using low impact eg bike and swim only.

get a gait analysis and check you are running in the right trainers.

I know it sounds like a rediculous backward step but start again using a beginners training program, even go as far back as a couch to 5k to retrain the muscles and not overdo it. (i have done this myself following injury!)

(not sure what your age is buti found Bruce Tulloh's running over 40 book to be excellent to follow for training programs)

take up yoga for flexibility

visit a different physio or better still an Osteo as they are a little more holistic. many running injuries come from problems in other areas.

check your running style to make sure you are not overstriding, hunching shoulders, leaning forward from the hips, etc etc

run 75% of your runs offroad

and Chill Winston. . .

Sciatica - What Now ?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:06

go and see a physio or osteo, rather than just the doc. they should be able to remedy with massage and prescribe exercises.
I hesitate to suggest anything myself as it depends on what is causing the sciateca but often with runners it is the piriformis pressing on the nerve.
google 'piriformis stretch' if you want to give it a go but i would encourage you to at least take one visit to a specialist.

Running on sand: any tips?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:21

Emmy i've not run a long way on sand, only at the end of the Studland Stampede but i will agree with the others, find the firmest sand, usually near the water. and shorten your stride but lift you knees slightly more.
dont think it matters if you wear trail or road shoes.

Which bits of yourself have you broken and how?

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:46

wrist, came off motorbike

Endless blisters

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:46

well blisters are caused by friction so something must be rubbing

is the arch perhaps bigger than you are used to? maybe putting more pressure on an area that didnt have it before?
is your foot moving around in the shoe at all perhaps they are a tad too wide?
when you say anti blister socks are they the 2 layer ones.

Stomach cramps

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:42

how close to exercising do you eat or drink something beforehand? could be that if its an intense session the intestines stop working (blood goes to your muscles) but there is still stuff digesting.
could be that your hip flexors are worked hard and because they are close to intestines the sore muscles are transferring the cramping? (after all period pain can cause a similar thing)
could be it triggers something like IBS.
worth trying running on 'empty' to see if it makes a difference?

First time runner at 100lbs overweight.

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:30

I cant add much to what anyone else has said, especially booktrunk! think she has said it all

however i would just say, if you reach a week in the C25k that is too difficult, and you cant manage it, dont be worried about doing the week over, no one will judge!
I had to do that several times when i started!

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