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Marathon fears

Started this discussion. Last reply by john hudak Jul 3, 2015. 5 Replies

I have adjusted my form recently and my calves ache a lot still. I'm doing the strength training and also adding an Aqua Zumba and swim session into my training. This helps with my calf ache. My…Continue

Calf issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Garrick Feb 22, 2015. 9 Replies

I started the strength training this week and I have also adjusted my form to land forefoot. I have been using my trail shoes which are zero drop since October due to an achillies issue. Please tell…Continue

Achillies issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Thornton Feb 17, 2015. 1 Reply

Last year in March I damaged my Achillies. It was pretty bad, I found it hard to walk up and down stairs and someday a walking was problematic. I sort my time in "pity part" mode, by August I still…Continue

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john hudak replied to Melanieb's discussion Marathon fears
"Hi Melanieb, Please tell us how you did!  Were you doing one of Eric's plans?  I had a friend who started training for a half marathon this January, and kept straining her IT Band...she started running comfortably 4-5 miles three…"
Jul 3, 2015
Melanieb replied to Eric Orton's discussion Virgins: What is your greatest fear about running an Ultra? in the group Ultra Virgin
"My greatest fear is not being able to finish. I know it sounds daft but it is something that worries me all the time about running in general. I worry about coming last or just not being able to cope with the distance. Given that I am still…"
Apr 16, 2015
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Apr 16, 2015
Robert Burpee replied to Melanieb's discussion Marathon fears
"Hi Melanie given your post was nearly a month ago, how are your calves & how is your training going. Have you transitioned to zero drop shoes, are you allowing your heals to land on the ground (as Lori asked) are you running a lot of hills, are…"
Mar 30, 2015
Kathy Thornton replied to Melanieb's discussion Marathon fears
"If it makes you feel any better my calves are terrible at the moment and I'm running at London too. Anything over about 14 miles and I'm having problems, then the next time I run they've not recovered. I think on the day the…"
Mar 29, 2015
Raul Rios replied to Melanieb's discussion Marathon fears
"Melanieb, look into Self Myofascial Release(SMR). It's a way to get into the connective tissue to help reduce tension of joints. Focus on the peroneals, the soleus, and of course the gastrocs!"
Mar 29, 2015
Lori Enlow replied to Melanieb's discussion Marathon fears
"Are you still letting your heels come down when you run?"
Mar 2, 2015
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Marathon fears

I have adjusted my form recently and my calves ache a lot still. I'm doing the strength training and also adding an Aqua Zumba and swim session into my training. This helps with my calf ache. My query is, should I forget the new form until after I have done the marathon? I run this on April 26th. Or should I persist with it? I'm worried that my calves won't take 26.2 miles!
Feb 28, 2015
Melanieb commented on Eric Orton's group 20 Day Sugar Detox Challenge
"After a good start I had a blip this week. Sausage roll - oh dear, white bread panini - it gets worse! Haribos and a packet crisps! Need to sort myself out! I've lost 7kilos since Christmas and need to stop having these stumbling blocks.…"
Feb 27, 2015
Patrick Garrick replied to Melanieb's discussion Calf issue
"Will do. Thanks for the advice, Jay!"
Feb 22, 2015
Jay Mijares replied to Melanieb's discussion Calf issue
"Altars are great shoes! Been running in those since the first version of the Instinct and the Lone Peak. I use them for longer mileage runs and use my B2Rs for shorter runs. You'll definitely feel more soreness when you transition to the VFFs.…"
Feb 22, 2015
Patrick Garrick replied to Melanieb's discussion Calf issue
"An update: I just ran 8 miles in my new ALtras yesterday. The run felt great. I was able to use the forefoot strike much more efficiently than I had been able to in my Asics Gel Light 33s. My calves are more sore than usual today, and my achillies…"
Feb 22, 2015
Melanieb replied to Melanieb's discussion Calf issue
"Thank you!"
Feb 22, 2015
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Feb 22, 2015
Patrick Garrick replied to Melanieb's discussion Calf issue
"This is what I plan on doing when my Atrlas arrive. I have been doing the slant and wobble work as well as foot exercises I found on a barefoot running site for a week or two in preparation. I also did a little barefoot running before the temps…"
Feb 21, 2015
Rich Warne replied to Melanieb's discussion Calf issue
"Calves take a while to adjust. Would suggest doing alternate runs swapping between new shoes and old shoes til your calves adjust"
Feb 21, 2015

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How many years have you been running?
10
What is your goal race for the year?
Marathon
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
19 miles
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
To do an ultra marathon

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