Q I have recently noticed a small lump on the outside of my heel. Its about the size of a pea and the skin covering it is numb. It isnt painful, although it can rub on my shoes, and when I stretch my Achilles it feels uncomfortable. Should I be worried, and can I get it removed...
Q Severe osteoarthritis in both knees has forced me to stop running. Some time ago I read about a pioneering operation that was performed on a professional footballer, in which sections of the knee cartilage were removed, regrown in a laboratory, and then replaced in the knee. I...
Q I have just had a rather severe bout of shingles. My doctor said that the condition may have actually been bought on by my running. Im scared that if start to run again I risk a recurrence something I definitely want to avoid. Should I be worried?A Shingles is an infection...
Q Ive been running for five years with very few injuries, but recently Ive been experiencing pain in both shins. The pain is on the inside of my legs, just off-centre. I tried resting for three weeks as suggested by my GP, but the problem returned as soon as I started training...
runs, but add a weekly repetition session, such as 4-5 x 1-mile efforts, or 12-20 x 400m (with one-minute jog recoveries).3. Competition phase (four to six weeks), which should include some foundation and preparation work, followed by easy running
Q Im a new runner and Im very cautious about my diet. Is there a maximum amount of protein my body can absorb? I eat most of my daily protein (two cans of tuna) at dinner.A Your body has no problem absorbing virtually all the protein you eat in a meal, whether its 50g or 550g...
Q I have a problem that seems to affect me after finishing half-marathons: I feel queasy and dont want to eat or drink. The feeling seems to pass if I lie down for an hour or so. As advised, I always try to take on water at each drinks station. Do your have any idea why this ha...
Q On a recent visit to a podiatrist I was given a stretching programme in which I was told to hold each stretch for up to 15 minutes. I was surprised by the length of these stretches, as Ive always been told that you should do stretches in three
excellent cross-training for running, but to run a half-marathon well you also have to get used to spending a long time on your feet. I suggest that you use the days when you run to get in as many miles as possible maybe a 15-16 mile run on the Sunday, a
-DavisDavid Tilbury-Davis has been involved in triathlon for more than 10 years. He began his coaching career (physfarm.com) while engaged in postgraduate research in biomechanics at Loughborough University. David has coached squads and athletes ranging from beginner
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