I'm wondering if anyone can help with a weird ankle problem I'm getting while running.
It doesn't feel like an injury per se because it's not a sharp pain. Gradually over 10-12 minutes my ankle tightens continuously and aches increasingly. It gets to the point where I lose all movement except to move it up and down vertically a couple of inches, which kind of screws up my running and I have to stop.
If I stop there and walk it off about 30-60 minutes later it will return to normal. Injury avoided, but training totally screwed over as well.
I'm quite overweight and extremely useless and gutless, but I feel I should be able to do this nonetheless. I've been building up over 2-3 months to 20 minutes or so of running and can't push even a couple of mintues past it. I'm at a plateau and can't get myself past it. Unfortunately, it's a useless, slow and not very far plateau.
I feel like putting a chisel into my ankle and hitting it with a hammer until I get a real injury. I'm so angry at my uselessness.
Can anyone at least shed some light on what this tightening issue is, so I can get back to training??
I am not giving up at this point.