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Hi there, I'm a seasonal runner, I dip in and out of it, the longest I've every run is around 16K but I'm having some problems starting up again. Every so often - and certainly not on every run - I get sore muscles that surround my ankles, specifically on the top of where the bottom-front of the shin meets the top of the foot, but also on the sides and at the back around my lower leg and ankle. This generally happens only a few minutes into the run, however on runs that turn out well I run for around 40 mins with minimal discomfort. Stretching the ankle does give some relief, but I'd like to sort out the underlying issue.
I'm thinking this is down to a bad gait, and maybe using these smaller muscles to push off rather than using my larger and stronger leg muscles. So I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how to obtain a decent running gait? Does this sound as if this is the issue?
Thanks in advance for any advice.