I'm relatively new to this running thing, having taken up about a year ago. Prior to that I was a 'pure' cyclist and now I split my time running and cycling. I have no interest in running races in the slightest, or competing in cycling races for that matter, and I was wondering what other people on here did. I used to ride alot before having a child and people thought it very odd that I 'trained' so much for nothing, I was doing around 10h a week. I now try and run twice a week, a 7 miler and a 10+ miler, to fit around my work and cycling. I love the buzz it gives me and the feeling of having achieved something. I have done a half marathon and enjoyed that, even though it was the most savage thing I've done in my life (it was an off road one at Lulworth Cove, Dorset) and a 5k race. I will never race again but would stretch to another, less severe long distance off road event. I think these probably equate to 'sportives' in the cycling world which I also enjoy.
Why do other people run? Is it purely fitness or more for racing? Do you aim to run faster or longer or just get by?
Thanks for the advice Jason. Have you tried a balance board?
I have considered that the shoes may be wrong, somewhat galling given how much they cost but I'd rather shell out for those rather than be lumbered with an injury! Hard to determine what the actual issue is though and this was what I was trying to investigate on this forum. I am past the 30 day return policy the shop have unfortunately....
The pain started a couple of weeks after getting the new trainers but has also coincided with an increase in weekly mileage. I concentrated on how it felt tonight and it was more when I push off rather than when I land on my heel.
I have started doing runs with a variation of my running footwear, eg. new trainers without inserts, old trainers with inserts etc. So far no improvement.... I will consider having a week off possibly after seeing my chiropracter.
I am relatively new to running, a year in now, having come across from cycling and have built up from the real basics (run 1 min, walk 1 min) to doing about 15 miles a week between 2 runs. Recently (last 4 weeks) I have started to get a dull pain in my right ankle, the pain is very localised and appears to be in/on the bone on the inside of the joint. It occurs during longer runs and I do get residual pain afterwards but it generally disappears during the following day. I can happily run with the discomfort but know that this probably isn't the best course of action if I don't want to end up with a running related injury.
I recently had my stride etc examined and as a result I bought a new pair of trainers and orthotics, before that I had been running in a pair that a friend had given me.