Ha! Well in the end I went down my local running shop and threw marks at the mercy of the science. After some gait analysis and trying on loads it was a straight shoot out between Mizuno Inspire and Brooks Adrenaline. Both were giving me virtually the same stability but I plumped did the brooks in the end..... First run tonight
I'm a moderate over pronator. My right foot is standard overpronation, the left one not so much so I average that out a moderate pronation I don't like the cumbersome chunky weighty stabili shoes that science tells me I need, so for a while now I have run in nike lunarglide. For the most part these have been ok, but I do pick up niggles and injuries frequently, so I'm starting to question my decision to try and force myself down the more neutral route. My Physio suggested maybe trying some insoles or orthotics (she had some superfeet ones which felt good). Is it a viable option to say maybe buy some more neutral, slim lighter shoes and drop some of these insoles in to compensate the pronation instead of buying the stability shoe, or am I missing something?? Steve
Did you ever track this down? I'm getting similar now, more of a weakness to a pain. Is a little like when you hit your funny bone, but all around my lower leg. I've had ITB problems in the past, but that was the other leg!
Lol, yeah good point on just buying clothes that fit! I think you are all right in that I am not underweight to the point of unhealthy, and yeah it could just be an image thing for the most part. I've had a horrendous couple of months out with ITB problems before Christmas, which my physio eventually diagnosed as muscle inbalance in my glutes. The glutes werent firing for one thing, but then the right was stronger than the left, but at the same time they were both pretty weak. I've spent weeks doing stretches and resistance exercises at home to get them firing and strengthened up now and I'm back to pain free running. She recommended though maybe building on this with some gym work, which has sort of led me to my above question. Runners stand out in a gym I guess with all the none cardio people.
As a related side question then, does anyone do any supplementary gym work to improve strength for running? At the moment I am just doing bike work in there, but wondering if some weights might improve my core strength?