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Topic:6 Months To Train For London Marathon Help!
Posted: 2010-10-09 09:33:46
6 months to train for London marathon help!

My fiancée has tried to enter herself for the last 5 years on the trot and not a sniff, however this year she thought she would try a different angle, and well nominated me which I had no idea and no aspirations if ruining the marathon

In true dragonfoot fashion she didn't get in and I did on first try!!! GOD!!!

My body is a wreck of old injuries, cardio wise I'm not in bad nick can breeze an hours jog
Posted: 2010-10-09 09:38:48
The issue is my hip, my left side after about 15 mins builds to an agonising pain, if I lube up on a joint aid what else is out there to aid the joints through impact and indeed help keep the joint alined as it does come out of alinement

But got to say I'm not in the shape I was 10 years ago and don't have aspirations of breaking any records.

Any idea on supplements which are out these days instead of opium lol
Posted: 2010-10-09 09:42:29
I gathervi sound like a wimp baring in mind there will be terminally ill, blind and disabled runners and I am fairly in much better than some

The least amount of effort the better ;-)
Brian Ritchie
Posted: 2010-10-09 12:51:18
Do you know what the issue is with your hip? Is it arthritis in the hip joint?

If it's some sort of damage, then maybe you should talk to a doc to help it heal properly, maybe using some steroid treatment or something.

How much time until the marathon?

The one next April?
Posted: 2010-10-09 13:20:41
Hi Brian,

I had some test for arthritis after a long standing of back pain, going on 2 years the pain I was in was a nightmare, the cocktail if drugs I was on eventually stripped my stomach lining, long story short I prolapsed 3 discs witch my doctor failed to diagnose, which I eventually ruptured them after 2 years was refered for surgery to which was given 2 options remove the discs and fuse my spine or have a rod inserted in my spine

Posted: 2010-10-09 13:27:38
I was lucky in finding a great Physio, identified the source and put me back together, in short wear an tear of lead leg kicking resulted in years of a twisted fulcrum and out if line vertebra, one vist and I'm back together

But the longevity of the run will no doubt set me wonky, I have no intentions of running the whole marathon but to build up to 10-20min intervals with a 5 min walk in-between to ease the inflammation and pain in the joint
Posted: 2010-10-09 13:31:49
In the last 12 month I have had over 30 boxing bouts to which doseing myself up on painkillers would be of no use and dangerous

But is there anything to supplement pain relief for inflamed joints under pressure, I believe I can get fit enough as just done 10k in 1hour and generally felt warmed up, bar agonising pain from my hip and a burnt out leg over compensating to ease pain
Posted: 2010-10-09 13:33:29
Oh yeah it's this coming April I can't believe I got in and my fiancée didn't never right
Posted: 2010-10-09 14:56:36
If it's that bad I'd definitely get it checked out properly rather than wasting time and money on unproven supplements recommended by quacks. Have you been to a specialist running shop to be fitted with some decent running shoes? Also don't try to do too much running too early. There's a training plan at that might be useful. Ibuprofen gel can be pretty good for pain relief.
Posted: 2010-10-10 12:08:22
What I breezed yesterday I'm suffering for today been walking round like I just stepped off John waynes horse, co-codemol working but codine results in constipation, building on small targets, mentally 26 mile can't get mr head round it :-(
Posted: 2010-10-12 06:34:05
Dragonfoot, try Glucosamine sulphate. Great for carterlidge/ joints. I was unable to run after a knee and hip operation, where i damaged cartlidge and ligaments from kicking for years. Then i found glucosamine sulphate and it has changed everything. I can now run (Not as far as i used to, however ive vastly improved from where the operation left me) i havent kicked again as i've now moved into boxing, however give it a go. 1000 miligram tablets minimum dossage once a day. Within a week or two you should see a difference and it might allow you to run longer. I've attached a link for you in case you haven't heard of them before.

Good Luck
Posted: 2010-10-12 06:36:25
Side effects - Wind !!!! (The title kinda gives that away though, SULPHATE) lol !! Might make you run faster as your pushing out the gas. :o)
bridie murphy1
Posted: 2010-10-15 22:06:23
lol dragonfoot is going to need more than glucosamine :-]
Posted: 2011-01-18 14:42:41
Try sorbothane insoles, worked for me
Craig Stephenson
Posted: 2011-01-27 05:45:08
a GAIT analysis on the right shoes could be a massive help too. The wrong runing trainers can cause a whole world of problemd
Mark L.
Posted: 2011-01-28 09:51:09
I agree, get body balanced and it will perform much more smoothly without wrecking it - may need some help - like supports - goal in my opinion is if you can get balanced without a crutch - support helps progress the issue but sometimes, for sure, they are needed.

Mark L.
Posted: 2011-01-28 09:52:37
recommended, especially for that type of sport imo
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