Friday, 29 April 2011
Hard start in Penrith for Mike...
I must say that my heart went out to him as I could see the pain on his face. Mike's a very gritty, private, hard guy but today he's more mellow and said he was worried about his ever swelling feet and is thinking of getting some bigger shoes as the toe box in his present trainers is also now tight across the top of his feet.
From my own experience, I know this helps for a while but bigger shoes allow the feet to swell more and bash the ends of the toes too... I am sure many people who have run The Marathon des Sables can vouch for that one.
Anyway, back to Penrith and the first ten miles are now a private battle for him to warm up his swollen ankle and tired legs so that he can get on the 4mph pace needed to cover today's distance, including the 425 metres of Shap.
Come on Mike, dig deep...
Posted by Rory Coleman at 06:20