Cool, thanks. That does sound very much like what it is/was but...
Not sure whether it makes any difference but the pain did subside throughout yesterday and today I did a 6k run and my knee didn't hurt at all. During or after. I'm actually really surprised as I was fully expecting it to. I was being very cautious, however. I wasn't running at my full pace (about 10 seconds per k off my normal pace) and I was being very certain to keep upright and ensure I wasn't landing on my heel.
I've been running since January, starting out with the NHS Couck to 5k and with a goal of running 10k before Christmas. Once I got to 5k I would increase a bit by bit and until recently I was doing two 6k runs in the week and then a longer 8k run on Saturday.
A couple of Saturdays ago I did my 8k and decided to carry it on to 10k and succeeded. It felt great until I got home and my right leg collapsed. I had a pain behing my right knee down the outside of the leg and whenever I tried to straighten my leg to walk it was incredibly painful (going up and down stairs was a nightmare). I just assumed I'd overdone it, RICEd it (Ibuprofen helped, too) and didn't run on it for a week.
Then last week I did a small 3k run, felt the pain behind my knee and decided to stop and walk home. For other reasons I haven't been able to run for another week but I'd had no pain at all so I assumed it was all fine.
Today I decided to do my 6k and did feel a bit of pain behind my knee but instead of stopping I powered through it. When I got home, however, I had a similar situation to after the 10k, though not as bad. I've taken some Ibuprofen and it doesn't feel too bad now but I'm a bit worried about it.
Gah, just looked at their policy and it looks like I could only exchange them for a different pair of shoes and "If exchanging for a cheaper pair of shoes, a refund will not be given for the price difference. If exchanging for a more expensive pair, you will be required to pay the difference." so I might as well just keep them.
I feel like I've been fleeced a bit, to be honest and can't see myself going back there any time soon. Nevermind, I'd just better make sure I do a serious amount of running in these shoes
I went to Sweatshop in Meadowhall on Friday but I think they saw me coming a bit, to be honest. They tested my gait on a machine and made me some custom insoles as I have a moderate overpronation on my left foot. They were £45. Then I got recommended three pairs of shoes. I tried them all on and picked the ones I thought felt best. They were £140! Of course, I didn't find any of this out until I got to the till and, faced with the £185 total, I did the very British thing of not complaining and handing over my card all whilst screaming in my head at the price.
£185 seems incredibly overpriced for a beginner runner, even to fix shin splints. Really, it's my fault for not checking the price of anything before I got to the till.
I've worn them running once so far and they do feel good and comfortable but I'm still considering taking them back under the 30 day guarantee. Though, I think I'll have to lose the £45 for the custom insoles.