February 1, 2011 Leave a comment
Over the last week I’ve had two longish (10 mile runs) where those pains have definitely slowed me down. This has caused me some anxiety and some scurrying to advisory web sites and books. The general advice seems to be (1) Get some new running shoes (2) Do plenty of warm ups and warm downs (3) Do plenty of stretches (4) Have an Ice Bath.
I’ve considered all the advice and decided to (1) I’ll soon get a new pair of trainers, probably next week after the Chichester 10k. (2) I’ll try not to over push myself on gym runs. There is a real temptation to go for PBs every time I see a treadmill (3) I’ve started doing stretches in the gym as well as at home (4) Bugger this. When I’ve run I deserve a nice hot shower.