I overpronate and I use asics trabuco trail shoes for my off road runs.............work well for me.....work well on the races/runs that are part on road and part off as well...............
Tigerlily - I haven't seen anyone about the injury, did hell run on sunday and did an ok time (placed 23rd) it really hurt that night but seems to have recovered quicker as I have not run since. I think I do need to see someone about it because it doesnt feel right. I have been running for about 4yrs and have always had OP in my right leg, neutral in my left but it is mild and although I have always had niggley problems with my shin it has never been enough to stop me training. The only difference is as you suggest that for a relatively short period I went from running 10-15 mile road runs and 5-10k fell to 10-15m fell runs only. I am going to let it settle, see a doc and work on strengthing the front of my shins.
It is the first injury that I have had and it is getting on my nerves now.
Hi Wes - well done on the HR. I still don't think your problem is weak shins - you get pain there but it is unlikely that it is weak shins that is the problem! You say your OP is mild so really shouldn't need either a motion control shoe or orthotics to alieviate it. I think you should investigate whether your glute med (hip aductor) on the RHS is weak - if it is, by strengthening it (try the "clams" exersize) your over pronation should reduce as this muscle controls over rotation of the leg inwards. The other enemy for shin problems is tight calve muscles which leads to tight ankles. These can be gently stretched and strengthend by doing heel raises. Pain such as you described can lead to a SF if you're not there already - can you hop on the affected leg pain-free? Rather than a Doc. you'd be better seeing a physio. Good luck!
Hi Tigerlily, good lord no, if I hop on my right leg then I get that wonderful searing pain up my shin, I have looked into symptoms for a SF and they all seem fairly familiar. gutted luckily I have not actually booked any races till the coniston 14 in march
Oh - I'm in for that one one too...... do you live in the Lakes? I did the Coniston 14 (17+) last year when the bridge was still out.
If you cannot hop - that is the classic test for SF. I'm sorry... but on the plus side I've had 2 in a 35 year running history - tibia about 15 years ago and fibula last year. They do get better if you treat them right and they heal stronger.
I know Rossendale very well - my Dad was Bank Manager at Haslingdon for many years and lived at Rawtenstall. I used to run on the hills round there a lot! There's some seriously good athletes used to run out of Marl Pitts sports centre! Suggest you see your GP for an x-ray. Though SF's rarely show up until they've begun to heal (unless you're seen by a specialist who knows what to look for) - it's the new bone growth that shows up. MRI is much better but there'll be a wait if you have one on the NHS.
I wish you well ...... and it may not be an SF but sounds suspiciously like it .
Take care - maybe you'll pass me on 'orrible 'ill at Coniston (the final climb before descending back to the village) - actually you'll probably have passed me much earlier than that .
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