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Pain in foot at ball under big toe

Posted: Today at 13:10

This is currently being discussed at or you could try to match against symptoms at The best answer would be to see a podiatrist or physio.

Annoying aching pain that wont go away, what is it?

Posted: Today at 12:42

I agree. Osteopathy is a pseudoscientific belief system developed in 1874 by  Andrew Still. That is not to deny that it is partially mainstreamed, and that the borders onto physiotherapy and chiropractic are blurred, or that good people can learn the wrong things or can end up giving good advice for the wrong reasons. You mention trigger points. That is also pseudoscience.

In short I agree with the posts already - see a doctor or a physio. These people learn medicine, see hundreds of cases, and also see the results of their advice after their treatments. That will more likely give you the right answer than a couple of anecdotes here. After all, it is also a known bias to weight word of mouth stories more than they deserve, and you need to guard against this too.

Ultra (50km) Backpack of choice?

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 16:21

Hi Mark, what did you pick and how are you getting on with it?

Your ready made (nearly) Christmas Book list for runners

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 16:10

For fiction, try Adrian Walker, The End of the World Running Club. It's turns around the fact that it's useful to be an ultrarunner if it should happen that the UK is wiped out by asteroid impacts.

Boston 2017

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 16:06

Got our fingers burnt once with a private arrangement. We use airbnb now.

Help needed to find a holiday destination with good running options

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 16:04

So, Helen, what did you conclude?

The Spine

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 11:56

Is he allowed to carry on and take the next left?

Cheap Running Holiday Ideas

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 12:28

How about the mountains of Alicante above Malaga? I have used for walking and running. One of their assets is a catalogue of 119 walks, a precis of which you can download from the above address. Normally you would be with a group but you can instead choose a route to do on your own and they drop you off. Usually they can also give you a gps track to follow. Not sure how much they charge for accommodation without daily guiding but it is worth an ask.

Rochdale canal to Manchester?

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 11:21

Regardless of whether it is generally safe, it will be safe for you because a) who would expect a runner to be carrying anything of value and b) muggers are unlikely to be able to catch a fit runner

Seriously, an approach would be to look at the Strava heatmap for the area, and, if the canal towpath is frequented by runners or cyclists then it does not have a local reputation to avoid it

The Easy Week in The Marathon Training Plan and Holidays

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 15:27

You can switch if it is early in the plan, but in such cases I prefer to schedule an extra week into the plan so that anything I run or train in the holiday week is a bonus.

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Suggest one to honour him 
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Times on offroad maras vs "normal"

How much longer does it take? 
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I can't help it, dear, it's in my genes

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