We've done week 6 run 2 and went a nice slow and steady pace. Since I've started this programme I've had shin pain/calf pain but only in my left leg. Today we've done loads more stretching to see if it helps at all. It's the only thing bothering me at all. I was told at the running shop that I land heavier on my left leg so assume that's why I'm getting it only in one leg. I also have Sorbathane insoles in my Brooks Adrenalin.
This may be a stupid question but does anyone think if I only put the gel insole in my left shoe and the normal insole in my right it'd help. Or is that stupid. It's pain on the inside of my calf going from my inside ankle bone to about half way up. Think it's called 'anterior' but not sure.
Any advice gratefully received. I'm hoping the stretching has helped. I'll know in the morning. I also walk many hours so have swapped from my wellies (even though they are brilliant and top of the range) to my Salamon Boots.
One more question. Does anybody do stretches before setting off if you start longer periods of running with no walking...ie week 6 run 3 onwards?
Thank you if you can help. We have a 5km on Sunday so just want to be as fit as possible so I can complete it as it's for our local hospice £600 between us so far