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Painkillers and recovery

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:59

No one has mentioned Aspirin? I have been giving it a go recently to good effect, it improves the blood flow to the sore bits.

Ibuprofen before a race is now considered a big no go...


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:40

Many years ago someone at work told me about a great local race, I dragged my son out with me. I thought I was still fit from many years of hard training..... many years before 

Result? Not last but I finished with some well built ladies wearing balloons 

It was a good job there was not a cliff to jump off nearby.

I now expect to finish in the top 10% of any race I enter, have numerous top 10 placings and can run most of a marathon in your half marathon time 

This is through years of regular training 3 times(ish) a week trying to avoid injury!

A top Marathon runner once said something like winning Marathons is easy; just run 100+ miles a week for 8 years... simple! There are no short cuts to success in my experience!

Which marathon would you recommend?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:34

Taunton Marathon is a good PB course, not too far from you and in early April

Which marathon would you recommend?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:14

Whereabouts in the country are you thinking? And when; soon?

Am I the only one with this problem?!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 09:36

Thanks for keeping us informed; at least you have a trigger for your ?SVT some people just get it with no apparent trigger. Good luck!

Stress fracture???

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 14:02

I have had a similar problem, it was never specifically diagnosed but was thought (by a physio.) to be a minor injury, but in a place where there are lots of nerves, hence massive pain! The fact that your pain goes up your leg would support this theory. Try massaging the bottom of your foot with a tennis ball (by standing on it).

The cure for me was rest and stretching exercises for the back of my legs (the tightness of the muscles down the back of my legs was thought to be the reason for the injury). Remember whether there is a fracture or not the cure is nearly always rest! And then increase mileage slowly!

Am I the only one with this problem?!

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 13:48

On the subject of Supraventricular tachycardia sometimes called SVT there are a number of things you can do to relieve the symptoms. You would not believe me if I explained them! Have a look at this and look at 'physical maneuvers' it (SVT) is sometimes relieved by blowing into a syringe with the plunger removed. SVT is an annoying condition that just comes and goes on its own but is thought to be triggered by some things (explained on the wikipedia site) for you it would appear to be running but I wonder if it could be running +coffee? Unfortunately the treatment takes some time, it would be nice to see an ECG while the episode is going on, but this is not easy!

Am I the only one with this problem?!

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 15:50

Can you keep me/us informed?

Running on country roads

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 15:38
asitis wrote (see)
SideBurn wrote (see)

I knew Oscar Wilde in a previous life..... I was in Reading Prison with him  Oh boy was HE full of 'smart-arse-ism's'

Could that be an anagram for " A rams mistress "
So you was also in love with a famous figure from the past.

Or was it just the sex ?

Unfortunately where Oscar was concerned, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” he was somewhat 'self-contained'. 

Sorry, I was going to respond to you yesterday but as Oscar always said, "“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after!” 

Running on country roads

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:35

I knew Oscar Wilde in a previous life..... I was in Reading Prison with him  Oh boy was HE full of 'smart-arse-ism's'

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