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Hello, This is my first thread so please be patient with me
I am a 30-something - slightly overweight and not particularly healthy - probably about average.
I started running (aka walk/jogging) in January. I read up about it before hand, and was aware of some of the basic gotchas e.g. running too fast - having rest days etc.
My time until now has not been particularly fun in regards to injuries. My initial problems were around my calf/shin area - which with a 1 week reset and going back a week in my training plan disappeared.
My second problem was after having my gait analysed (over-pronate) and purchasing new shoes (brooks adrelanine gts) - my left knee would hurt. Which as before - a 1 week reset and going back a week in my training plan disappeared.
Since then I have a slightly odd problem. After one of my runs - the following morning - I could hear a popping sensation in the back of my achilles. There was no pain - only this sensation. Some google'ling later and hearing horror stories - I decided to take a week off and alow it to heal.
Anyway - after the week off - I ran again - with no pain - and the next day - achilles popping again. I normally run every other day - and by run-day the popping would be gone.
Yesterday I ran - and this morning - no popping - good news I thought - but instead there is a slight soreness on my right achilles - but slight.
I am struggling to find constructive information on this - all the articles that deal with achilles issues are to do with pain (real ouch that hurts pain) - I have not had any pain during a run - or the day before a run so this does not seem to apply to me.
Touching my achilles also does not cause any pain - nor are there any lumps. I have been doing calf stretches 4/5 times a day over the past few days to help.
I am a little confused - I don't want to lose momentum but am aware that I do not want to make something worse.
My running speeds are pretty slow - circa 15-min per/mile. So only slightly faster than walking speed. I do 3 runs a week, 2 mile, 3 mile, and 4 mile - and they are typically 80/20% jog/walk
Any advice would be appreciated it.