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Subject: Sudden Running Issues
I have been doing so well picking back up my cardio after a long break. I was upping my speed and mileage verrry slowly, seeing decent results, and feeling great. All of a sudden, I started having extreme tightness and discomfort in my lower legs and ankles when I started to run. I could barely get through a mile. I took a couple of weeks off of running, but when I got back to the treadmill this past week my ankles BURNED like crazy after only a mile and all the muscles in my lower legs tensed up. It hurt so badly. At this point, I have zero motivation to keep running and I am SO frustrated. It's not like I'm new to running, and I know this injury isn't a result of overtraining. I'm also pretty certain it isn't shin splints. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Also, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can keep from losing all of my running fitness without actually being able to run? This just stinks!


2018-03-26 2:39 PM
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Talked to a dr yet? That could be the sign of poor circulation or something more significant health wise. I wouldn't web md this one and see a professional in person to rule out serious problems.
2018-03-29 7:08 AM
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Aside from this possibly being a medical issue that would warrant a doctor visit, I would also suggest taking a look at how old your running shoes are and replacing them if they are getting worn. Particularly for heavier runners wearing some of the cheaper models and running mostly/entirely on pavement, they really don't tend to last as long as many people think. Sudden aches and pains that aren't a result of an abrupt increase in training could be a sign that your shoes have seen better days and need to be replaced. Or they could be a sign of something more serious.

Edited by Hot Runner 2018-03-29 7:09 AM
2018-03-29 7:38 PM
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Have you been doing any post run stretching? Are you also doing any other training or sports activities?.
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