I'm very distressed and uncomfortable with such a development. I mean, hey, I run my special, slothful, shuffling pace so that I DON'T get injuries, so if I get injuries ANYWAY, well, hell, I might as well speed up!
Which, of course, violates my laziness threshold.
I first had this pain the last couple miles of my 50K in Alabama.
Then I had it again last week. I tried running through it, because it felt kinda like a muscle cramp.
Not. So. Much. I limped back to the car.
I had it again yesterday. I couldn't even speedwalk when it kicked in.
Now, I'm crossing my fingers--it just so happens I had this pain - which I've NEVER had before --when I was wearing a different type of shoe other than my beloved New Balance 767s. I'm going to put them back on today and go for a run, but already I've noticed it when going down the stairs today at work, and I was wearing Keens. However, I never wore anything but 767s for 3 years until about a month ago when I switched to Brooks and then this pain started.
I'm also going to try this 5-day aspirin thing that the athletic trainer at my school told me about.
Oy. Here's what I'm worried about. Bowleggedness? Nyet. Overpronation? Nope. I'm a neutral pronator. Banked surfaces? Possibly. I tend to run to the left of U-shaped trails.
cross your fingers for me that it's the shoes. Shoes are easy to fix.