I'm after a bit of advice. I have ankle ache while i run. Some issues that I've noted might be contributing are:
1. I've sprained both ankles a few times throughout the years and I'm not sure they've ever recovered properly. My lunges are quite off balance, despite doing them for years.
2. despite losing three stone, I'm still a fair bit overweight.
3. I've sort of rushed through the C25k plan the last 2 weeks and not stuck to the day on/day off runs as I've signed up to do a 10k in July and I'm trying to stay on course for that too.
So I think the first two issues may be contributing to the ankle ache. Both ankles ache when I run, kill when I stop running for the first minute of the walm down walk, and then they are fine. They pain disappears. I've caught up with where I need to be in terms of a 10k plan so will go back to a day on/day off but in all honesty, my ankles ached when i stuck to the days off rule so don't think that's the deciding factor.
I try to move my ankles around in a circles before the run but not sure if that actually does anything.
I went to run and become last year and they said im a mild to moderate over pronater. They gave me brooks vapour trainers which sorted out shin splints but they haven't done much for my ankles. Due to being stability trainers, they are quite heavy and I'm wondering if trying lighter trainers would help? Some people say when they run its like bouncing on air and I suspect they may have light trainers but that's not the case for me. I am quite a heavy pounder and probably need the cushion that comes with heavy trainers. is it possible to get light trainers that have lots of cushion and stability?!
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm sorry for the rambling post!