Sounds very similar to my experiences over the past month.
Mine suddenly came on - was running and developed a pain bottom front of shin. It felt like a little twinge so I wasn't overly concerned. Next evening I went for a run and it came on again, I stopped the run and THEN it was more painful. Next day I couldn't walk without pain.
At first I couldn't move my foot without the pain at the front of the shin - particularly pointing the toes up. No stress fracture showed on the x-ray but the dr in A&E seemed to think it was a stress fracture. Was on crutches and given an air splint.
Now its easier and I can walk and move my foot but I get a lot of aching moving into the foot and back of my leg etc. It's puzzling me as when I returned to the hospital the dr said it might just be bad bad tendonitis. It's been nearly 3 and a half weeks. I've been able to swim but now it seems to be stuck in the same state of a lot better but still getting a lot of aching and twinges when dorsiflexing. Will probably need another x-ray at some point maybe :/
Ooo Kendal mint cake might be a good idea thanks! I just need to find something. I'm ok with running 13-15 miles without needing fuel as long as I've eaten enough before etc.
had similar the other week- I was on a skiing holiday, people eat huge meals for lunch then go out & ski and I can't do that without feeling sick/bloated! And that's not even as demanding an exercise cardiovascular-wise.
I find the idea of eating actual food mid-run mind boggling. I have tried the odd gel on 17 mile run but struggle with stomach pain a little! Need to find something that works for these long runs but I can't imagine actual food ever agreeing with my pesky stomach!
I did this in training for the last half marathon I ran in October but was amongst quite a planned schedule, and I tapered carefully.
I beat my half PB by 5 minutes in 1hr 35 and felt like I had a lot left by the end. I'm sure training a bit further than the distance helped but I think having quite a planned schedule as a whole was the most beneficial.