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w9r2 woe new shoes=calf pain? (apologies includes vomit)


w9r1 wasn't great but I treated myself to some new shoes on Friday and was supposed to run w9r2 yesterday but woke up feeling queasy and by lunchtime things were getting messy. This morning still not feeling 100% but I really want to finish before Thursday when we go on holiday. So laced up the new shoes and went for it. I brought water with me, took it really slow, but nearly stopped at 23 minutes when a wave of nausea hit. Carried on but even worse than the nausea was the calf pain.

This is the first time I have experienced this in the whole program (although my left knee which previously was twingeing a bit felt fine). Could it be the new shoes? If so what can I do to help. Seriously considering going back to the old ones (teenager's cast-offs).

good luck with your runs, it's a hot one out there again

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Don't run...it will wait..never run when in pain or under par..especially in this heat.

Recover from this..properly...and go on yr hols...you and the calf will be fully rested...and you will enjoy the Graduation run and the party far more...

If you try to run..it could all go pear shaped...!


jeffbirdGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

thanks floss, my sister will be on holiday with us and she's just finished week 3 so will do some runs with her to keep going but without pushing it.

OldflossAdministrator in reply to jeffbird

Sounds like a great plan😊


Not sure what’s caused all this but don’t run if ill. I would probably switch back to the other shoes when you are well and see how that goes.

jeffbirdGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

thanks Jay, you're right. I thought I was ok this morning but still feeling a bit ropey now. calves fine now - think I'll bring my old shoes on holiday to keep my sister company, as she's on week 4


Too much heat can cause muscle cramps, nausea and vomiting (also diarrhoea)

Give yourself a rest. 👍

jeffbirdGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

thanks JoJo I'm pretty sure I had a dose of a bug that's been going round at work. still better now than on holiday

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