Maxs Mum

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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!

Giants Head Marathon

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:10
Ooh not many then!,

Need tougher minimalist trail shoes

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 08:30
I generally have to get new merrells every ooh 6 -8 months or so, as the tread disappears

Need tougher minimalist trail shoes

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 17:07

you could try the inov8 trailrocs, they are apparantly ok for hard packed trails etc. little bit narrower than the merrells, but may be ok for you

Running Bras and Chafing

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:58

I have just brought very cheap £4 ones from Tesco and have no trouble at all. they are soft cotton, Medium support

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:14
Thanks hatter and tricky for swimming input.
I may give it a go outside now it's getting warmer.
I can swim it's just I'm a bit breaststrokey (!)
Never been taught how to swim correctly really so no front crawl experience
Emmy you do make me laugh (the fish!)
What a gorgeous husky you have he must be lovely to run with. Did you get him from overseas? You mention bringing him to the UK.
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