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Hello all!

I've been running about 5 years. Somewhere in the middle I suffered a nasty case of plantar fasciitis, which kept me out of my runners for about a year. In that time I kept the gym going, spin classes, that sort of thing, trying to keep the beer belly at bay, until I finally managed to keep PF down enough to join the local running club (Calne) about a year ago. The RC is great - I wouldn't be able to train like I have solo - bless them.
Since then I've discovered trail running!! Before it was pretty much all flat road running. My favourite events so far have been the costal trail runs organised by this very friendly & organised lot at Endurancelife. I've ran 10K's 1/2's and marathons, all at a fairly steady pace, I'm not hare rabbit for sure. My favourite is long distance, if I can keep the fitness together, trail marathons are my goal.

On Saturday I trot the Snowdonia marathon - so if anyone has before, has any tips they fancy passing my way, all gratefully received. Off up there tomorrow, and stopping up Sat eve as well, so we can make a nice weekend of it and enjoy a couple of cheeky beers afterwards - can't wait!

Roadies: Saucony Pro Grid Triumph 5 Shoes
Trail: Salomon XA Pro 3D

Cheers! Stu.
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Welcome Stuart.

Sounds like you would be up for London to Brighton.....
 

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Hi Stu.

Welcome to the forum,and good luck at the weekend.

Enjoy them beers,you`ll deserve them......
 

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Good luck with the marathon :d

It's great to hear that there is running life after plantar fasciitis - I'm just taking my first tentative running steps having been out with it since early April.
 

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Hi

Welcome to RF and GOOD LUCK

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It's great to hear that there is running life after plantar fasciitis - I'm just taking my first tentative running steps having been out with it since early April.
Thanks for the encouragement, very kind.

Regarding the PF - would u like me to tell you what worked for me?
 

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Regarding the PF - would u like me to tell you what worked for me?
Yes please.

I've found some very good sounding strengthening/stretching exercises (better than the ones I'd had from the doctor and given up because they didn't seem to help) which I'm going to start doing tonight, but I'd be really keen to hear your experiences.

I can tell that things are steadily improving, but I'm worried about pushing too far too fast and going straight back to square one (like stupidly joining in practising jumping kicks in Tae Kwon Do last week - landing on one foot - definitely not sensible, but fortunately I just had a few days of slight soreness as a result)
 

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Yes please.

I've found some very good sounding strengthening/stretching exercises (better than the ones I'd had from the doctor and given up because they didn't seem to help) which I'm going to start doing tonight, but I'd be really keen to hear your experiences.

I can tell that things are steadily improving, but I'm worried about pushing too far too fast and going straight back to square one (like stupidly joining in practising jumping kicks in Tae Kwon Do last week - landing on one foot - definitely not sensible, but fortunately I just had a few days of slight soreness as a result)
Hi!

To cut a very long story short, I have high arches and needed some proper, ridgid supports, in my runners & regular shoes.

First off I got referred to a specialist by my GP, as I'm lucky enough to have private insurance. Had several Cortisone injections over several months, each time PF would return, with a vengeance!

When 'I' started to take control, I stretched out my calves & hamstrigs twice daily.
Iced my foot with a 1/2 litre plastic Coke from the freezer, rolling it back and forth - did that 4-5 times a day, even under my desk at work, when no-one was watching!
Slept with foot in a night splint.
Hard deep massage with thumbs on the injury, trying to break down the 'lump'.

Started taking Glucosamine about 1000mg - apparently u can take uo to 1500mg - anything u don't need passes out.

Took months, but slowly things started to get better. I then joined a local running club about a year ago, and touch wood,etc etc.. things have been going OK. It's still there, lurking in the background, but I know how to keep it at bay- pretty much.

Certainly added a few grey hairs on top of my poor lil head!!! :'(

My doc said it's not a linear healing injury, you'll do great for a while, then take a setback which can be destroying, but it will get back on track again...

Best of luck with your recovery & skull-cracking in Tae Kwon Do! :)
 

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Hi Stuart. I'm in Calne also, although I've not joined the running club - I tend to prefer running by myself, but the idea of trail running does sound appealing, and perhaps I'll get out more if I'm part of a club?!

Speaking of which, I really must drag my butt off this chair and go running!
 

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Hi!

To cut a very long story short, I have high arches and needed some proper, ridgid supports, in my runners & regular shoes.

First off I got referred to a specialist by my GP, as I'm lucky enough to have private insurance. Had several Cortisone injections over several months, each time PF would return, with a vengeance!

When 'I' started to take control, I stretched out my calves & hamstrigs twice daily.
Iced my foot with a 1/2 litre plastic Coke from the freezer, rolling it back and forth - did that 4-5 times a day, even under my desk at work, when no-one was watching!
Slept with foot in a night splint.
Hard deep massage with thumbs on the injury, trying to break down the 'lump'.

Started taking Glucosamine about 1000mg - apparently u can take uo to 1500mg - anything u don't need passes out.

Took months, but slowly things started to get better. I then joined a local running club about a year ago, and touch wood,etc etc.. things have been going OK. It's still there, lurking in the background, but I know how to keep it at bay- pretty much.

Certainly added a few grey hairs on top of my poor lil head!!! :'(

My doc said it's not a linear healing injury, you'll do great for a while, then take a setback which can be destroying, but it will get back on track again...

Best of luck with your recovery & skull-cracking in Tae Kwon Do! :)

Thanks very much - some useful food for thought in there. I hadn't thought about Glucosamine, but I might give that a try, and the bottle-ice-massage, as well as the stretching, etc, that I've already started on.

Hope you continue to go from strength to strength :)
 

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i think u need to take like 2-3 tabs at once.. as they are usually 500mg and its meant to be 1500 that u need and talking one three times a day isnt meant to work... or so i read from rich's post
 
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