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Leg pain and new trainers

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coffeeandchoc Fri 20-May-16 20:59:01

I'm new to running this year, very slowly running 5k, and want to keep improving. I've had my gait analysed and I over pronate, but the shoes I've been running in are neutral, so need to buy some support/stability trainers. Ive been getting pain in the front of my leg so need to do something so I can keep running.

I'm not really wanting to spend a lot and after looking I've found these's-running-shoes/
So just after the knowledge of more experienced runners. Will these do? Or do I need to pay more for better quality?

SnookieSnooks Sat 21-May-16 11:44:55

Hi! What's this pain in the front of your leg? Where is it? Shin? Thigh? And please describe it.... Eg Constant dull ache 2/10 pain....? As for shoes, please don't buy them online until you are sure you have the right make and model. Please go to a proper running shop that is staffed by people who run themselves. All modern trainers are good but only a few of them will be good for you. When you know which ones are right, buy them in bulk online when they are on offer (sports shoes is whee I usually get mine)

OooLookShoes Sat 21-May-16 11:55:41

Definitely go to a running shop.

I'm always very open, about not spending loads. I massively overpronate and need a good stability shoe.

last time I bought trainers I explained I overpronate, and I don't have much choice of shoe and didn't have the budget that met the cost of the mid range stuff. I went on the treadmill, they told me what shoes I needed and then hunted about for a pair in the sale, then knocked a bit off as well. Lovely people and guarantee my repeat custom!

They are all runners and want to get the best for you. Talk to your local running shop!

RockMeMomma Sat 21-May-16 11:58:32

It could be lack of arch support, you can get supports for the shoes. There is a shin splints injury you can experience as a runner, try resting for a few days and see if there's any relief.

lljkk Sat 21-May-16 12:00:09

Do you run almost entirely on pavement/very flat surfaces?

(I read) People who run mostly on trails need neutral shoes, regardless of what a gait analysis would say.

SnookieSnooks Sat 21-May-16 12:13:29

There are lots of things 'pain in front of leg' could be - anything from a bruise or tight muscle to stress fracture. No point speculating until we have some detail.

coffeeandchoc Sat 21-May-16 12:36:12

Ok, thanks. It's at the front slightly towards the inside of my shin. Comes on when running and lasts for a few days after, not bad pain but noticeable when I start to move. Doesn't hurt when I am still.

I will go back to the running shop and try some shoes there but their prices terrified me. I just don't have £100 to spend on trainers!

Thanks for the advice.

SnookieSnooks Sat 21-May-16 13:37:47

Take a look at this. Does this help?

I know what you mean about the £100 trainers.... Getting it right is kind of an investment in enjoying your running and preventing injuries. I go to a running shop about once every 3 years and buy all my other trainers heavily discounted onlinr

SnookieSnooks Sat 21-May-16 13:39:51

The advice you get in a decent running shop is priceless.

Good luck! Enjoy your running. It's a fantastic way of getting fit, making friends etc

OooLookShoes Sat 21-May-16 13:55:20

Yes, the ones I 'need' are £100 full price

Last pair I got they discounted them to £70 when I said I didn't really have the budget for £100 trainers.

Look at it this way, even £100 is pretty cheap in terms of £ per wear compared to any other sport. If you aren't marathon training you will get a year or so out of them at least. ( I got a lot more out of my last pair)

If you genuinely can't raise the £100 rather than it just being a case of begrudging spending that much then shop around for some in the sale but don't buy online till you know what ones you need (and that means buying a pair and running in them)

My running buddy got fitted at his local shop, bought the trainers then kept an eye out online and bought 10 pairs in a closing down sale for an absolute bargain price. So once you have found 'your' trainer, you will never need spent that much again.

But really don't run in the wrong shoes just because they were cheap. Do some cross training and save up if necessary but don't run in the wrong shoes.

SnookieSnooks Sat 21-May-16 14:48:26

Absolutely agree, Shoes! I usually stock up on last year's model in Dec/Jan.... Mine are £120 in the shops and I usually get them for £60 and sometimes £50. I buy 2 or 3 pairs at once, depending on finances.

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