A bit of a mixed bag this one and no doubt answered a million times previous but just in case someone has the magic bullet I thought why not fire away.
I am new to running but I come from being a very keen and seasoned cyclist, I cycle about 8-10'000 miles a year and my second sport is Mountaineering and rock climbing.
Whilst I love cycling having done it for years and years I really needed something new to keep me motivated, I was hoping to drop my mileage down on the bike and compensate with running, not to mention it would give me option in the winter to head abroad on a cheap training weekend and not have to bring a bike box.
I will say at this stage I did have a ankle sprain about 18 months ago and by all accounts I was told it has heeled and it does not cause any issues when I do my other activities.
I started off slowly doing a few 20 minute trail runs on the fire roads around Epping forest and slowly increased my mileage over the next few weeks to where I was running 5k 2-3 times each week but having some ankle soreness after. I stuck to only running 5k as I did not want to over train and after 6 weeks my right ankle was killing me. I had a Gait Analysis done at a leading London store and I was told my right ankle overpronates slightly but nothing major. The shoes I was wearing (New Balance Hierro 3s) were said to be perfect for my running style?.
I took 9 days fully off running icing the ankle every evening and only cycled on my turbo trainer to try and rest everything and the pain had totally gone, I was able to snag through a shrewd negotiation a as new Reebok Treadmill for peanuts and jumped on it yesterday to ease myself back into running, within 30 seconds my ankle was killing me again and at this stage I started to think it was my shoes.
Whilst I was walking around speaking loudly to myself in my workshop I noticed a pair of Air Max 95s that I had not worn since my younger days and you know what I put them on and ran a few miles with only minor discomfort they are 99% improvement over the New Balances, I know they are not a true running shoe but something in their shape has to be working for me!!!..
So TBH I am at a bit of a cross roads with it all, do I get another Gait Analysis done?, more than one persons has said the Asics store in London is superb?. Do I just rest as the likely cause is over training?, this whilst could be a option I am just not sure about as I walk about 4-5 miles each day with my work and go up and down 20-30 flights of stairs so I am certainly not a couch potato in that regards, weak ankles have also crossed my mind but I did in my younger days play Ice hockey for 20 odd years (injury fee).
For whatever reason the Air Max 95s seem to be far better for me than the New Balances all be it they are a "lifestyle trainer" not a running shoe.
I did have a ankle X-ray done which shows no fracture or similar so I guess it is Tendon related and looking at guides online I would say it is PTT by the location of the soreness, It is discouraging to read about people suffering for years with no relief from the symptoms. But then some people the correct shoe was a game changer, I guess finding said shoe could take a very long time?.
I cannot get to see my GP for weeks to request a MRI,.. So I am just trying to work out a plan going forward, for running to be viable for me I need to be able to do it weekly..
Anyone else been in this position?..