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Northern Ireland Running

Posted: 07/10/2010 at 14:05
A correction to Rower's last post - Helen Doherty is a sports masseuse, not a physio.


Posted: 10/09/2010 at 14:01
I had a skin burn which progressed to cellulitis a week ago.  I've been on antibiotics (Flucloxacillin) since Sunday and the infection hasn't progressed any, so it appears the antibs are doing their job.  There's still some visible swelling in my ankle and calf, but they're not painful.  My doctor doesn't look like he's big into exercise (a bit porky!), so he's told me not to run, but he says I can walk.  Was anyone else given the advice not to run?  I really want to, and I'm not sure why if I can walk I can't run.

runners world mag

Posted: 17/08/2010 at 16:34

My brother bought me a subscription to the American RW.  It used to be excellent, but it's also steadily going downhill.  There's virtually no difference in content now between the US and UK mags, bar the race reports and race calendar.

Northern Ireland Running

Posted: 09/08/2010 at 13:12
Robin, you should send your report into the Belfast Telegraph - their coverage in this morning's edition is limited to a few pictures and a caption .  That's the bad news - the good news is, one of the pictures is of you .

Smart Coach

Posted: 27/08/2008 at 09:38
Still think I'd swap "half injured" for completely banjaxed, Cake!

Smart Coach

Posted: 26/08/2008 at 10:30
I'm injured too, Roaree.  I've got tendinitis and shin splints, from building up my mileage too quickly.  This is my second week of no running, and I doubt I'll be back for a couple of weeks yet.  So decision made - the HM is out.

So Close to Giving Up

Posted: 21/08/2008 at 10:09
Good race, Danowat, I'd be thrilled with that time.  I must take a leaf out of your book and start interval training.  It obviously works!

Warm Up/Stretching

Posted: 20/08/2008 at 16:10
TTN, I've been running for a while now and I still walk for 5-10 mins before I start running.  I find if I just head out the door and start running, no matter how slowly, I struggle for the rest of the run.

So Close to Giving Up

Posted: 20/08/2008 at 12:56

RP, danowat is right.  I'm assuming your 11 miles took you over an hour and a half to run?  If that's the case then you need to take on board an energy gel, maybe even two.  Yes, they taste yuk but they serve a purpose.  For your next 11 miles, try taking a gel at 4 or 5 miles (you won't feel like you need it at this stage but it takes a while to kick in).  If you're starting to flag badly again at 9 miles or so, take another.  You need to experiment now to see what works for you, not on race day.

Apart from the gel(s), IMO the best thing you could do to get you through another long run is to run with someone else.  Chatting definitely helps the miles go in.

Warm Up/Stretching

Posted: 20/08/2008 at 11:05

Same as Danowat.

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