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« Reply #495 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:33:20 »

How is it going, I fucked my right ankle when I was under 10 and whilst its generally OK it aches like buggery when the weather is wet and it also seems like the foot I get the gout problems with, Doc have suggested it could be to do with arthritis due to the damage I did previously?

I snapped my ankle when I was 13 (foot went back further than it should  Smiley) I have to say I don't get issues with it at all, must be lucky.

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« Reply #496 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:35:56 »

I started doing park run about two months ago, was actually going out for (short) runs in the week as well. Strained my calf a couple of weeks ago though (and did it again at the weekend) so I'm thinking I'll have to wait a bit longer to return. Annoying as I was really hoping to make some progress over the summer and start improving my 5k time and maybe doing some longer runs as well.
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« Reply #497 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:40:09 »

I twisted my ankle as a 3 year old, I vowed that day that it was the end of my running career. Turns out to have been true.
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« Reply #498 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:40:51 »

calf strains can be real buggers, I'm speaking from lots of experience!

while everyone heals at different speed, it can take 4-6 weeks for recovery.
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« Reply #499 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:43:52 »

I run like mr blobby, I tend to thud with each stride which is why I don't run. Any tips on how to be more springy? I could do with getting fitter.
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« Reply #500 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:54:55 »

I run like mr blobby, I tend to thud with each stride which is why I don't run. Any tips on how to be more springy? I could do with getting fitter.

Gait analysis and proper trainers.. prepare to pay a decent amount, though.

Getting running shoes 'off the shelf' is generally a bad idea, need to go for ones to suit your style and build/posture etc.
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« Reply #501 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 11:43:54 »

calf strains can be real buggers, I'm speaking from lots of experience!

while everyone heals at different speed, it can take 4-6 weeks for recovery.

Same for me, and longer for tendons. Just back from 7 weeks off with strained Achilles. Have paid the price before for rushing back when it feels ok. Nothing for it but to sit it out (and if you're more dedicated than me, work on upper-body strength, which is more useful for running than you'd think).
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« Reply #502 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 12:48:20 »

Do people use energy gels on longish runs? I've never used them, do they help?
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« Reply #503 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 12:51:28 »

Do people use energy gels on longish runs? I've never used them, do they help?

I do whenever I do 12k or more.
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« Reply #504 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 13:00:12 »

What is it for? Calories?
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« Reply #505 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 13:18:57 »

Do people use energy gels on longish runs? I've never used them, do they help?

Didn't used to when road training up to half.
Did on a few long runs on the Cotswold Way, and for the actual half marathon. And quite often ran with a water bottle in summer too.

Always try before the event! Different brands can cause different reactions too. I found SIS fine, but some other brand gave me stomach cramp!
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« Reply #506 on: Monday, July 29, 2019, 13:19:20 »

What is it for? Calories?

Yeah. Quick release energy hit. Think its 'only' 200 or so cals.
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« Reply #507 on: Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:17:09 »

A question for runners who have trained / training for anything over 10km: Does creatine actually aid your recovery or is it just for 'power' sports people and not 'endurance'? I have read mixed opinions.
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« Reply #508 on: Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:26:02 »

Unless you’re training to a competitive level, you only need water for anything less than a half marathon (and even then I’d argue gels etc are more placebo than anything else)
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« Reply #509 on: Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:33:03 »

I don't find a benefit to creatine...

I do to gels, though.
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