Just completed my final run of week 3 and feeling good!
However, the pain I had in my lower leg/ankle area hurt a bit too much for my liking after today's run and so felt I should take some ibuprofen for it. Thing is, it doesn't really hurt during the run, it doesn't bother me and if it's not damaging me I'm happy to continue running. It's on my left leg facing outwards, feels like a tendon? Not sure - but it started hurting a couple of months ago.
So either; I have really hurt it one time and every time I run it will ache a bit (not sure for how long) or am I running wrong/got the wrong trainers?
Question: Is it worth buying expensive fitted trainers? I'd rather not, but if I will be running at least half an hour 4 times a week, will I need them to reduce further risk of injury?
Or, have people found that trainers for 20-50 quid seem to suffice?
...and keep running