Well now that week 3 of my training has ended I have developed a slight problem. While increasing my distance to over 12 kms a run I started to develop left toe pain. It stayed with me throughout the week and even bothered me when walking. By the end of the week my right hip started to hurt, more then likely due to compensation from the left foot. After completing a gait analysis I saw that my arch was not properly dispersing the forces of longer runs so I have ordered orthotics and used acupuncture and muscle release to fix my right hip. I am now using an elliptical machine for 3 to 4 days until my foot feels better and becomes used to the new orthotics.

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