Friday, 30 July 2010

Still good

Well Ive been out running again this morning and I took boys along too.
All good. Bit harder this morning and it did concern me until I remambered that off road running is harder than road running. It seems its also more satisfying. I don't wear ipod when I have dogs with me so im more aware of surroundings. Calves a little stiff but no pain in them or feet or groin to speak of. Did 2 miles slow but its very warm and we were all puffing a bit when we got home. Dogs are now flaked out, no doubt I will follow suit this afternoon,lol. Want to go out again but will wait until Sunday.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Oh dear

Well its been a couple of weeks since i last blogged and since I last ran. Im afraid those insoles in my trainers caused quite a few pronlems, mainly shin splints and plantar pain, but hopefully im on the mend.
It turns out I shouldnt have put corrective insoles into corrective trainers, stupid really but you live and learn. It may have been a blessing in disguise as im now visiting a lovely physio who apart from being a fellow runner is a hand on physio. She has helped already with my calves giving them a really good digging in which has certainly reducesd the stiffness. She also suggested different trainers as she thinks mine are too corrective for my mild over pronation. I have always had these sort of trainers and ive never had a pain free run so she could have something there. I have bought a pair of nike Lunar glides which are so squishy and it feels weird for foot not to be cocooned but maybe htey will be best left to sort themselves out.
I have done two runs in them one on treadmill and one around fields as Deb doesn't want me running on roads if poss.
Tradmill was ok although hip hurt but no foot or calf pain.
Field run was really good, took the hounds with me. No pain at all anywhere! Well apart from nettles and thistles on bare legs but next time will wear long trousers. Ground quite uneven so had to be careful and run was only mile and half but it really felt good and the dogs enjoyed it too.
Too early to say if the trainers are the answer but so far all good.
Will practice the stretching exercises she gave me, do easy runs, use foam roller and work on core muscles at gym.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Well just done a run this mornig and breathing was good, weather a little drizzly and nice and cool.
Im beginning to get a few aches and Im not sure if its the insoles which Im hoping its just body adjusting to correct alignment. Getting a bit of arch soreness and ankles and shins a bit tender. Also groin pain which concerns me.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Pain free!

Well would you believe it I did a run yesterday on the treadmill and for the first time since I began running i did not have any aches and pains. All down to Orthaheel insole.
I did 40 mins on treadmill doing intervals and not once did a pain thought enter my head.
Im hoping it wasn't a fluke so Im hoping to try again tomorrow at gym. Arches are a little tender but Im putting that down to newness, fingers crossed.
Also I did 6 one minute intervals 3 at 9kph and 3 at 10 kph. Phew. Still took me ages to do 2 miles though.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Well did a 3 miler today which was good practice for the Race for Life in 3 weeks but ow my hip is sore.
Right from the start it was hurting but resting doesn't seem to get it better so bugger it.
After the first ten mins things were going ok, legs not too bad apart from hip, breathing bit raggy but had a couple of hills. Needed to loo but it went away so that was ok and I kept running.
Was very near home but only done 2 miles so decided to take a detour and did an extra mile which Iwas very pleased with as apart from hip it started to feel good.
Next run Friday

Sunday, 4 July 2010

new stuff

Have just got this download from blogger so am seeing if it will suggest running blogs for me to read

Treadmill run

Did my run today on the treadmill as I was there doing leg workout anyway.
It was ok, some good points, i upped speed I usually run at from 6.5 to 8 kph which felt good. I didnt put incline on as my hip is still sore and was quite bad for first 10 mins, then better for 15 then bad again. Anyway did 2.4 mileswhich is the distance Im stuck at at the mo. 300 calories which is a positive thing.
I then went on to do a strenuous leg workout which Im hoping strengthens my legs, hopefully another couple of hundred calories.
Next run either Tuesday or Wednesday depending on how stiff legs are.

Friday, 2 July 2010


Run normal 2 mile route today. Nice breeze but still very warm by the time I got home.
Legs not so tired which was good. Hip still sore but not quite as bad. Ankle tendons bit stiff from all that standing this week. Pollen must be high as breathing little bit laboured at times.
Really want to try that Pose running method if I can find any details. Hope it would help the soreness and let me run just a bit further.
Better run this time