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Training for an Ultra in December but Can't Run. Help!

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 15:58

Yes, it is the Dorset CTS. How was it? Really looking forward to it as have a couple of MdS tent mates joining  me for it so it's a bit of a reunion. I've been on between 30-60 miles a week for the past year and a bit so have a good base but will take a reality check point if it's still cream crackered in 2 week's time and sit with the missus throwing peanuts at them from strategic pubs along the route. It was quite an impressive break unfortunately.

Training for an Ultra in December but Can't Run. Help!

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 15:38

Debra, thanks for that. I'm also on an oil rig so can't swim,  unless I make a break for the beach but I'll try water running on leave.

 Ric, cheers for that pointless comment. I've still got 2 months to recover and after managing the marathon des Sables in April, 50km off form is not a huge drama.

Looking for an Ultra Jan/Feb - any suggestions??

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 14:04

The Spine still has places. Eeek!

Accidents and running disasters

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 10:41

Fell headfirst into a bog on Dartmoor 30 minutes into a 4 hour run and came out covered in mud, slime and pond weed.  Spent the next few hours terryfying elderly dog walkers who thought the creature from the black lagoon was stalking the Devon wilds!

At my final straw...

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 10:36

Have you tried using a foam roller like http://www.triggerpointuk.com/index.php/the-grid.html  Found this really helpful when suffering with shin splints although agony to use. Also might be woth getting a proper gait analysis and possibly orthotics or formfotics on the strength of the findings from that. Haven't been able to run myself for 2 months due to a different injury and it's driving me bananas to put it mildy. Hang in there!

Training for an Ultra in December but Can't Run. Help!

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 10:11

Hello all. I've a 50 km coast path run at start December and literally cannot run at all due to a broken big toe (freak laundry accident!) 2 months down the line. I'm now able to cycle daily but struggle with X-trainer and rowing as both still hurt. If anyone has any bright ideas or can point me in the direction of a cycling training plan that might help it would be much appreciated. Thank you!

All the best, Tom

 

Pre-marathon Chest infections

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 10:04

It's quite likely that your body is crashing as you back off training and your levels of stress hormones dissipatte, leaving you prone to infection. Try taking Berocca or supermarket equivalent to boost your immune system, take "First Defence" prophylactically a couple of times a day, and chest clearing exercises http://www.papworthhospital.nhs.uk/docs/leaflets/PI47_Active_cycle_of_breathing_techniques.pdf

Also make sure that you get enough sleep to allow your body to recover!

I've been bitten by the mud running bug!

Posted: 20/12/2011 at 09:43

Ross, think you made a good call there. I bought a pair of trail gloves and they have very little traction in mud. It also takes months to adjust to running with them without ending up with screaming calves and twanging Achilles'. For my wet runs on Dartmoor I'm using Asics Trabuco 14 GT-X which have a rock plate, excellent grip running up muddy tors and are waterproof. Dry feet in Winter rocks!!! If you are going to be plunging about in mud pools then they probably won't stay dry too long!

Have fun with the mud runs.

Cheers,

Tom

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