Hi everyone, I recently started back running and I've been absolutely loving it, in fact probably a bit too much and I've pushed myself a bit harder than I should have this week.
On Wednesday night I did my longest run so far I was feeling so good that I took a detour about half way through my normal run which not only made it into a 50 minute run instead of 30-35 minutes but took in some quite big hills.
BUT!! it was also my first run in my new trainers and almost from the start they didn't feel quite right, my right knee felt as if it was being twisted when I ran and by the end of the run I had an ache that ran from the inside of my ankle and up the inside of my calf.
I had a rest day on the Thursday and although my calf still had a slight ache it was in no way what you'd call painfull, so yesterday I ran home from work about 5 miles on the flat and had exactly the same pain but a lot worse.
As soon as I'd had a shower my leg was fine again with no pain at all while I walked my dogs for a few miles.
This morning exactly the same ran about 4 and a bit miles not so bad pain as yesterday but bad enough, then as soon as I'd had a shower and walked about a bit absolutely no pain.
I'm going to go back to my old trainers for my next run and see what happens, I suspect I'm overdoing it slightly and perhaps thats the problem but something is telling me its the new shoes.
Last time I was running which was a while ago I was told I should buy neutral shoes but this time they told me to buy motion control shoes and recommended the New Balance 857 ST which is what I bought.
In the past I've always run in Asics could the fact that in the past I've always run in neutral shoes be the problem ?
Sorry to have gone on so long but up until I bought my new shoes I was really enjoying running again but this week has really dampened my spirits.