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Foot injury

Posted: Yesterday at 11:08

Thanks for the feedback; good luck

Foot injury

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:48

Thank you

This is one of those pain in the **** injuries that you will need to build back up from  It is likely to take 4 - 6 weeks to heal  (Just to further ruin your day)

But you will be fine  

Foot Injury

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:41

Let me know what happens!

Hawthorn in the eye

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:37

Unfortunately it is fear of litigation that makes organisations make sure their processes are fit for purpose.

You could not do my job with an eye injury, so if this happened to me I would lose my job, house, etc. all because someone who should have known better did not do their job properly.

All the law requires is that you take reasonable care.

Hawthorn in the eye

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:40

Talk to an injury lawyer; an eye injury is always an emergency. If your son was not referred to an appropriate specialist in a timely manner then questions need to be asked.

It is not quite right that you will be only be seen by junior doctors at weekends btw

Foot Injury

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:16

I need to be a little careful here; you cannot diagnose injuries over the internet However, your heel pain could be a simple bruise or it could be Bursitis. Bursitis is inflammation of the padding under your heel. This can be caused by tendonitis where the Achilles joins the heel bone.

The pain feels sort of 'electrical' as it is more about the nerves than an injury as such (like sciatica) the pain is out of proportion to the injury.

The solution is stretching the back of your leg and calf muscles (honest!)

Your feet are extremely complex, so your heel could hurt if your laces are tight, but, as I said you cannot diagnose over the internet.


Loosen laces,


See how it goes

Foot Injury

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:28

What happens if you point your toes?
Try feeling the top of your foot as you point your toes, can you feel anything or does it feel warm?

The 'fitting' issue is more a lack of width for your foot to flex into.

The problem could be simply the laces too tight!

Initially try putting some padding on top of your foot

Diagnosis of a stress fracture would need an x-ray, but treatment is the same as everything else; rest, ice, compression and elevation!

And physiotherapy if you can wait for the NHS or pay for private

Foot Injury

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:49

Four possibilities;

Shoe laces too tight (honest)

Poorly fitting shoes

Stress fracture (would need an x-ray, but is unlikely)

Lack of stretching of your calves and the backs of your legs (get stretching!)

Try massaging the bottom of your foot with a tennis ball (might work!)

Sub 40 10 k sub 20 5 k in three months

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:11

These are the plans I use, I use them because they are easy to read and follow. There are some plans on this Runnersworld site as well.


I cannot follow them to the letter, my job sees to that... long hours and sleep deprivation being normal (violins playing in the background).

But, sincerely, I wish you well and will be happy to shake your hand and congratulate you when you achieve your objectives.

It depends what sort of person you are, setting an overoptimistic target is asking for frustration and injuries.

Setting a realistic target is a very difficult task and is something a good coach would spend some time thinking about, even with people they know well.

One of my most talented running partners rarely races, he just runs because he enjoys running; I am very jealous of his attitude and ability, he truly is an inspiration.

Sub 40 10 k sub 20 5 k in three months

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 17:35

I put in the graft! Believe me, but it still took 3 years for me to get from 46mins to sub 40!

These days I would be annoyed not to beat 40mins but this is on the back of regular and consistent training. I am not saying it is impossible given your previous ability, but 3 months is no time at all! 

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