i had plantar faciitis last year for 6 months and "cured" it with Hokas, more trail running (less road running), strapping, deep heat, and calf raises, and anything else i could think of.
i just read Eric's book and started the foot strength work, and working on my cadence, and the PF is coming back. admittedly i have been training for a marathon as well and my kms are up at the moment.
i wonder if the PF was never really healed, and all i have been doing this year is running flat footed so my arch doesnt have to engage. and now that i am trying to run faster to get my cadence up and move more to forefoot running the arch is now having to engage and i am realising how weak it is. my right foot is fine - very strong on my forefoot doing Eric's exercises. but i cant sustain them on my left foot for the same length of time.
any suggestions? maybe foot work or marathon training, but not both at the same time?
thanks so much. i just massaged my calves myself and oh my goss they are so tender. no way i could cope with a deep tissue massage just yet.
thanks for the advice