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Exercises for weak glutes

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 07:33

single leg squats are definitley a goodie for the glutes, well that's judging by how they feel the next day anyway!

Burning feet

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 07:15

I was also going to go with athletes foot, or some other type of fungal thing... I know from experience this can feel like your feet are buning... but can be corrected with cream and then prob change socks... I agree with Beth about the hilly ones, that's what I stick with ... cute, santa faces!

Possible plantar fascitis?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:31

sweet, thanks, good to know ... was going to ignore and hope it went away but that has no longer become an option. Can you still run on it if not too painful or is that not advisory?

I know it depends on the individual etc and that I should see aphysio but I don't have time at the moment unfortuately and just need to know if running on it is likely to cause serious damage?

Possible plantar fascitis?

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 19:48

Thanks, I only really run trails, I usually only do pavement to get to trails or a wee section in middle of a trail... However, in saying that, the 8km run I did barefoot was a mixture.

Screamapillar - do you mean yes about the tight calves or question at end about fixing it?

Well, I'm going to Thailand for a month next week so I'll get the masaaeuse on the case and do some loosening...


Possible plantar fascitis?

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 05:04

Hey all, just wondeed what those more knowledgable might think... I wear minimalist shoes as well as train once a week in vibram 5 fingers. I have been doing so for 8 months now with no injuries (until now) but with many added benefits to my running, as opposed to before when I used to wear custom made orthotics as well as stability control shoes for "exessive over pronation". Like I said, until now I have had no problems whereas before I suffered a lot of knee, hip and back pain.

I have been running approx 40 miles per week and just raced a 10k at the weekend that I was training towards. 4 weeks ago after an 8km barefoot run I started getting some arch pain when I ran, kind of similar to cramp. Since then I have only had 1 pain free run - the rest resulting in sore and swollen arches. I am terrible for not stretching and I know that, especiall in minimalist and barefoot running, calf stretching is essential. I do usually suffer from very tight calves and do a lot of hill running - could this be where my arch pain is coming from??

I am determined not to go back to support shoes - can I just treat this myself and then make sure I stretch properly? Have rolled a tennis ball a lot which does help  temporarily...

Any help appreciated Thanks guys

Good runner when young, want to get back into shape. Help?

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 23:21

Hi Jaffacake... I was similar to you. Good runner when I was 14-17 (not as good as you though by sounds of it) and then when I went off to uni didn't run a whole lot but kept fit by gym/swimming. Started running again properly (by properly I just mean with some kind of effort and plan) when I was about 22 (27 now) and I am by no means a great runner and probably never will be but I have gotten my 5k time down to just under 22mins and know I can get it faster There is definitely hope for you as you are obviously a natural runner!

Just take it easy I guess, and don't go crazy too soon. I did and got injured then took a long time strengthening everything again to stay injury free...

Good luck


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:05

Thanks guys that is really interesting advice - I like the exhalation and short breaths idea Bergy, never heard of that before. And I did not even thing about my Abdomen being stretched so that's another thing to think about

Seren, not really to be honest, well in a way as on one of the trails with a good hill, the hill is pretty much at the start. To be perfectly honest, I never really warm up unless I am going to do speed work andd even then, it definitely wouldn't be for a mile which I know is probably terrible. I just do a few mins slow then get straight into it. Usually do speed wrk on a flatter surface though so don't have the downhill stitch problem... Anyway, thanks for all the advice.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 10:48

Hi Mark ... I don't think it's to do with breathing just because it literally starts as soon as I start running and I only have a problem with my breathing when the stitch gets so sore that it hurts to breathe in... I think my breathing is pretty good as have dine work on this in the past, but I may be very wrong...

Just frustrating!!!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:03

Hey guys, just wondering... why do we get a stitch when we run?! The last 8 or so times that I have been out (and never really in the previosu 4 years), I have been getting a stitch like pain on my right had side just above my hip and in line with my tummy button. It starts pretty much instantly and gets worse as I run downhill. I have never had this so consistently (obviously I get the occassional stitch). It's fine running on a flat and uphill, it actually starts to go away and then as soon as I go downhill it starts again.

It wouldn't bother me if it it was just sore but it affects my breathing too which is annoying. I have tried stretching it out etc but the only thing that stops the pain is if I push on the area (whch is inconvenient for 10 miles ) ...

I have tried changing what/when I eat and drink as I have heard stitches can be due to digestion...

Does anyone have any ideas or any great ways of getting rid of a stitch when one arrises? I have always been scared of getting one during a race as I don't know how to get rid of them quickly!!!

Feel like such a hypocrite as, being a PE teacher, I always shout at the kids telling them to run through a stitch and it will go away...oooops


How do I build my muscles for running?

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 08:11

I was also told that I wasn't engaging my glutes and was having problems with my knees. After doing a lot of squats, lunges, clams and other glute strengthening exercises, none of these problems re-occurred. I keep doing the glute exercises to try and keep everything in line. 

Hope you get better soon!


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