I am 52 and currently mid way through week 8 and apart from the odd niggle here and there have remained injury free until now.
I ran last Sunday (28 mins)and had a cracking run - went out again on Tuesday and I struggled a bit with stamina but did ok. I was fine when I got back apart from the usual aches n pains. By Thurs night I could feel a dull ache in my inside lower leg/ankle area. I didn't think t was run related as I'd been fine on Tues and Wed.
It niggled on causing mild discomfort but not affecting my walking etc and as it happened due to work commitments I wasn't able to run again until last night.
It was a bit stiff to start then eased off a bit but by the end I could definitely feel it. It settled down very quickly with a bit of ice and Ibuprofen afterwards but again today its what I would call uncomfortable rather than painful but I'm aware of it
I've googled it and everything I've read suggests shin splints however it only came on a couple of days after my Tuesday night run so i'm not so sure ??
If it is then I realize that I'll need to rest for a week or two. I'm gutted as I've just registered for park run !!
I am running in trainers which I bought following gait analysis about 5 years ago - I got injured (knee) just after I got them and havn't run since but I have worn them for walking the last few summers. Are they likely to be worn out ?? Can your gait change over time ?
Any advice that anyone can offer either about the injury, my footwear and any tips to speed up my recovery would be appreciated
thanks ever so much