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Runners Knee

I’ve had to overcome some knee pain in the past year or so and this video posted on Runners World helps explain the issue and gives some good techniques to alleviate it. Often new runners will have an issue with the knees.

When I first had pain I used ice to relieve it immediately after the run and began doing more work on strengthening the muscles around the joint. More recently Irina purchased a firm foam roller, and this really helps with that as demonstrated in the video. Slowly but surely my knee issues have all but gone. The roller has also helped me sort out my over sensitive hamstrings too!

Some people can be put off by the added cost, but we found a great website, Physio Supplies, with a good selection that are not too expensive…

This is an essential piece of kit for a runner!

Paul.

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Posted by on 11 October, 2012 in Health & Wellbeing, Injury, Kit, Recovery, Running

 

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20km Training Run & one black toenail!

Today we completed our planned 20km training run in preparation for the Bristol Half Marathon at the end of the month.

As seems to be the usual case now, Paul sets the initial pace, with Irina really getting going after 10k or so, and then Irina pulled Paul home kicking a screaming for the last few kilometers!

We completed the run in 1 hour and 53 minutes, with quite a lot of stops for road crossings and with the usual local hills hurting us! This definitely puts us at the pace we want to run the Half Marathon though, so things are going well.

Recovery was aided with our stretching session followed by an ice/cold bath afterwards. We also drank plenty of water and put some salt back into the system as soon as we got home. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 8 September, 2012 in Injury, Races & Organised Events, Recovery, Running

 

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