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Good luck with it kaffeeg, I'm sure after a couple of times you'll feel fine with the aqua jogging.
Good luck with the 18 miler Jon, I've tried the SIS gels and get on with them fine. First time I took them I was a bit 'Whoooohh' but you get used to them. Just a note you can get 30 for £23 (free delivery) from ebay, they work out to 80p each which is the cheapest I've seen them for. Obviously try them out first in case you can't stand them !
I did 8 miles yesterday, and tried some fuelling for the first time! I think it went okay! I took a Hi5 Zero drink with me (just electrolytes, berry flavour) and that was fine. And I tried a Hi5 gel at 4 miles and 6 miles. The orange one was nice, the raspberry slightly blurghh but okay. Neither of them had any adverse effects, and I felt okay, so I think I'll stick with that brand for now and work on it over the weeks to come!
Kaffeeg hope your leg is ok. On my plan Hal higson 1 longest run is 20 - you do that once there is also an 18 and 16. Hal Higson 2 there is a 20. 19 and 18 [ all only once] I am sort of following the 1 but if I am doing ok I will do the long runs on 2 .......... if that makes sense just google Hal Higson it seems to be suiting me ...... well so far anyway.
Hey peeps ,
Went out yesterday and was dreading it due to the wind , but actually really enjoyed it and think I am getting used to it . Although at one point I literally couldnt move it did make me laugh , luckily not many people were about so I didnt feel too silly .
Woke up this morning with really achey neck and shoulders any ideas why ?????
Glad those with injuries are o.k and getting out for runs .
I am now wondering what a 'very odd running style is' , you don't run like Pheobe in friends do you B&T .
My back was really hurting after the run on Sunday so I did alot of stretching and strengthening exercises tonight, it does feel a lot better. I just hope to keep up with the exercises on a Monday and not be tempted by the lure of the sette on my day off from running.
I know that i'm a bit off an on but i've just been catching up on all of your comments. Well done to everyone getting their runs in! It looks like everyone is going on great!
I'm up to 14 miles on my long runs and spacing it out inbetween with some 5 milers. I'm following Shades plan on here and at the moment doing great!
Just wanted to say hello (again) and keep up with the good work!
Soggs - First thing is RICE. Make sure that you ice it. I'd also suggest making sure that you're stretching enough before and after -this could be part of your problem. Are you warming up before going for a run? That could also help with the tight calves.
I'd also recommend elevation -Ice is good - but ice +elevation is better. I normally have a box under my desk at work and if my calves are sore - i tend to raise it for the day and it really helps.
Swimming is great - if my legs are tired I do aqua running in the pool and they feel a lot better. For stretches - you can get some good videos' on youtube that will force you to hold the stretch for xx seconds and may give you some new ones to try out.
To be fair, if you're worried about shin splints - it's better to get it sorted out asap rather than leave it and risk further complications/issues (e.g. stress fractures). I don't want to scare you - but it's better to be sure.
Do you have/know a decent physio/doctor that you could talk to?
Emmy_bug Great info about the stretching vids, this is where I need to improve a bit as i'm a bit lazy about stretching.
BurtonAsh Cherryactive does sound nice
B&T .. glad your run went well today, well done you for going in the rain. I'm really hoping it stops by the time I set out to run tonight.
I did some leg exercises yesterday - bad move. They are killing me today, not sure how running on them is going to feel later. It seemed like such a good idea at the time .