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Revealing AutoImmunity

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I love collecting data, in fact if running didn't lend itself so well to data collection and analysis I may well have made a different choice back in 2005 and taken up watching baseball instead. I've jumped onto every method of self quantification since taking up the sport - gps, pace, heart rate, weight, body [...]

Everything Else Injury Reviews Self Quantification

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How to Tape Your Feet for Blister Prevention

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I've had some great results from pre-taping my feet prior to long hikes and can now walk around 40 miles, confident that I won't get blisters. Even on this year's London2Brighton challenge where the weather conditions were appalling and I ended up wearing two pairs of unfamiliar shoes, I managed 57km feeling physically broken but [...]

Article Featured Posts Grand Union Challenge Injury London to Brighton Technique Walking

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The Firefly Recovery Device Review

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An invisible, yet relentless reflex hammer appears to be beating out a rhythm on my knees. Both legs are twitching, one then the other and back. httpv://youtu.be/pErIGAbJ87Q I'm trialling a new running gadget, the Firefly Recovery Device which is designed to reduce lower leg DOMS in athletes and weekend warriors alike. My weekend marathon across [...]

First Aid Injury Reviews

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A Deep Need for Heat

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Deep Heat sent me a selection of warming (and cooling) patches to trial and this weekend resulted in more than enough sore muscles to ease. My motivation has a tendency to ebb more than it flows and so when I catch even the tiniest wave of sporting enthusiasm I've been doing my best to ride [...]

BMF First Aid Injury Reviews Strength

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There have been times over the last few years when I thought my running days were over. I’ve been so crippled by the pain of plantar fasciitis that I’ve had to use hiking poles to get into work and at it’s worst I’ve resorted to moving around the house on my hands and knees. Plantar [...]

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Operation Surgical Spirit

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This weekend was going to be epic. Mileage to the max plus a curry with Rach. We ticked the curry off no bother, which just left the miles to deal with themselves. The plan was for Lynn to drop me close to the start of the Grantham canal which happens to be in Nottingham, she'd [...]

Featured Posts Injury London to Brighton Routes Walking

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The Bedroom Scene

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I haven't exactly gone into hibernation but I may as well have done for all the running that has happened over the last couple of months. I think the bedroom scene explains the situation: Somewhere between the Great North Run and home I developed a niggle, just a minor dead leg feeling during a long [...]

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Dry Bones

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I've had an incredibly low mileage week, peaking at a singular 6km run. I blame lasts weekend's heroic efforts across the farmlands of Lincolnshire which have left me somewhat infirm. My every waking movement has felt jarring, as though the cartilage has disintegrated from my knees and I'm down to bone on bone action. I've [...]

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Custom Insoles from Profeet Fulham

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Profeet is a custom insole, gait analysis and specialist footwear shop based in Fulham and as they have a marathon sponsorship package running at the moment I thought I would invest in their top of the range 3D analysis service and bag £20 for the Samaritans. The shop was bustling and seemed to be set [...]

Everything Else Gadgets Injury Reviews

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The Happy Magazine

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My London Marathon acceptance mag dropped through the front door on Friday. It wasn't unexpected as I'd had to defer from last years event due to a frustrating struggle with plantar fasciitis but it has come around frighteningly quickly. I'm still supposedly trying to rest my way out of heel pain but now the mag [...]

Challenges Injury London Marathon Running

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