Possum hopper

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Bruised Left foot

Posted: 22/10/2010 at 15:34

Me too !

I have just finished my 12th mara this year...most of them I did off road until New Forest a few weeks ago which is mostly road and undulating. During the run at about mile 13 I got a pain behind the toes on my left foot. Didn't think too much about it but it then came back after that run when I did 6 miles or more. Went to my physio who said it was overuse and possible inflammation of my extensor tendons...Google that and you will see.  I did Abingdon mara at the weekend and it came back with a vengence from mile 3.  Finished the run but boy oh boy, it was sore.  Back to physio who has said no more running until it doesn't hurt and to roll my foot over a small ball when sitting, also apply ice.  It was due to constant slapping down of my feet for miles.....she told me to try and change my gait during any running to ease it...also to put more spring into my run (hard to do when you're tierd and the road is flat and hard)......it is better now already but is a wake up call to just watch what we put put our bodies through.

And yes....also agree with above...could be something as simple as tight laces !! 

Abingdon Marathon 2010

Posted: 19/10/2010 at 21:10

Pipes - yes, turkey farm...anyone else see it at about mile 4 ??  You could hear them all gobbling then a gap in the hedge showed you what all the noise was about...lol.

Yes, many thanks to the brilliant marshalls with music.....great stuff.

My first Abingdon and didn't do it or myself justice, coming in just over 4 hours which I can put down to it being my 12th mara this year.....will have to rest up now and be back to do the bizz next year. Am usually a XC runner and feet syffered on the hard flat, but has to be done.  Next hard flat will be Brighton next year...or maybe Gloucester...who knows. 

Abingdon Marathon 2010

Posted: 18/10/2010 at 15:26

What a great run !  It was my 12th marathon this year and I didn't do it justice really as am pretty exhausted. I got 4.05 but can live with that...JUST !  Had developed a dodgy foot thing after New Forest 3 weeks ago and it came back with a vengeance yesterday very early on.....I will go back next year to do ithe run and myself justice.

Great support, friendly runners all around.....even that last mile running along footpath and the speed merchants were walking along, on their way home, most of them offering encouragement. to us hobblers........brilliant. 

Oh and loved the turkey farm !! 

Abingdon Marathon 2010

Posted: 06/10/2010 at 15:23

Thx for that......I do think it a shame that MP3's are banned as I only wear one ear piece and am perfectly able to hear what's going on.

Any idea on how busy parking gets ??   

Abingdon Marathon 2010

Posted: 06/10/2010 at 14:29

Hi there,

I'm doing Abingdon - vest number 94 as entered in Feb when it first opened...missed out last year !  It will be my 11th marathon this year, my most recent one was New Forest just over a week ago. and am still recovering from that !   My PB is 3.54 but that was last year at NF...my times are getting slower and slower...lol.

What is the parking like ??  Am aiming to get there at about 8....will it be chokkas by then ?? Cheers.

Oh and what are they like with MP3 wearing ??  I see on the blurb it is a no no but my poor old bod has taken a battering this year and I need all the help I can get to get around....ta. 

LDWA South Downs Marathon

Posted: 02/04/2010 at 21:28
Ohhh...another loony...safety in numbers...

LDWA South Downs Marathon

Posted: 02/04/2010 at 16:20
Hi there...you are not alone !!  I am considering it...am doing Brighton marathon the weekend before and 3 Forts the week after so am having a mull at present ! 

Steyning Stinger Marathon

Posted: 09/03/2010 at 17:30
Not really - just attempting 12 in 12 months...this one was my 3rd......just seen pics.....hilarious.

Steyning Stinger Marathon

Posted: 09/03/2010 at 17:08
I'm doing Brighton 2 weeks before 3 Forts and hopefully Orpington the weekend after......that's the plan anyways !! 

Steyning Stinger Marathon

Posted: 08/03/2010 at 20:26
Dill 1973 - me too - I did Doyen but unfortunately won't be doing Brighton Trail as have signed up for boring old Worthing 20....BUT....have entered 3 Forts today...

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