Can anyone help me: I have been runing for 8 months and built up to 10km four times a week. I use to run consecutive days but two weeks ago had dead legs and has to slow right down on a run. After three days rest my legs still felt weak but I still went out and ran but on one of those 10km runs, i developed pain in the front and back lower legs but only after I stopped running. It felt tight while running but after running my leg was stiff and i ended up walking with a limp.
I rested for a few days and went for sports massage, the woman said I wasn't injured but that my legs were tired. Gave me some stretches to do. I had a 5 day rest and decided to run again after changing my shoes. But leg still felt a bit stiff but was fine for the 5km i did. However, the stifness in my left leg came back and the next morning walking down the stairs was uncomfortable. Does anyone what is wrong with me? I feel extremely uneasy at not being able to run and will be going to the physio next week. Just want to run again without my left leg feeling so weak.
Posted: 18/11/2011 at 18:31