How can I recover more quickly? What running shoes should I buy? Is there any truth in ‘no pain no gain? What can I do now to motivate myself over the next six months? Should I get old injuries checked out now? What are the three most important things about a running programme? What distance should I be aiming for every week? How should I use intervals? What should I be eating? When do I need to see a running physio or running coach?
What stretches should I be doing and how should I be doing them? What other exercises should I be doing? Do I need to warm up? Should I be taking protein or other supplements? How does stress and sleep affect my risk of injury and illness? Do back supports, knee braces, ‘skins’ or other gadgets work? How do I know if I am seeing a decent Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor?
How can resting my injury cause more harm than good? How do I know if I am over-training? Should I be doing Pilates, Yoga, swimming or other types of exercise? Should I use ice or heat if I am injured or in pain? What injuries can I run through and which ones should I get checked out? When should I get a second opinion from another physiotherapist?
Should I worry about clicking joints? Could stretching be making my pain or injury worse, even if it feels good? I am behind schedule in my training, what should I do? When should I go back to running after being injured? When should I see a Physiotherapist, GP, massage therapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor, sports therapist or acupuncturist?
What should I eat and drink on long runs? Can a physio help my injury at this stage of the game? I have done no-where near 26 miles how am I going to manage it on the day? What is carb loading?
Should I run the marathon if I am injured? Do I have to taper? What physio or medical input can help me at this stage? Can I take painkillers or anti-inflammatories and run the marathon? Can you give me any last-minute tips for completing the marathon?
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