So I started training for the great north run around the end of December, I managed to get my longest runs to around 11km then I was unwell for a couple of months which put me off training for a bit. I did the odd 5 and 6 km when I wasn't well and managed a 12km walk during that time.
Once I was feeling better and not unwell anymore I started training again and did a couple of 6km and 7km runs then went straight back to 10 and 11km runs. After that, I ended up with soreness on the inside of my lower legs above the ankle, especially when walking up and downstairs. It's not exactly painful but aches quite a bit and on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it around a 3 or 4.
My issue now is I am one month away from the great north run and still haven't pushed past 11km and I don't know if I should carry on with the training for the next couple of weeks or rest and see if the aching goes away. I'm going to see a physio in 5 days, but I thought I would get some other opinions while waiting for my appointment. I also did a 6k run last night to see how my legs would be and they felt ok during the run with very mild aching in the lower legs but I can feel it a bit more today.
I can't figure out if it's shin splints or not and if it is safe to keep training. I should also add I am doing the half marathon for charity so backing out isn't an option for me, even if I have to walk some of it I am determined to finish.