I hope this Monday is treating you well. It’s been kind of a tough weekend for me, with personal stuff going and the fact that I’m still not allowed to run. Yup. I still have another week to fully recover myself from those awful shin splints.
The good thing is that I had a Gait Analysis done to evaluate my running biomechanics. They only made me run for one minute so it didn’t really affect my shins. Remember I told you on my last post that I thought I had under-pronation? Well, the results were kind of mind-blowing to me.
I have over-pronation! Specially on my right foot. The wear pattern on my shoes are towards the outside part, so I can’t really understand how my feet are over-pronating. However, the video shows it very clear and this might explain my injury.
The lady who helped me told me that because I land with the balls of my feet I shouldn’t have any major issues with my pronation. She told me I need to use very well-cushioned shoes with larger width (because my feet are wide).
She also said that the shoes I’m currently wearing (Brooks Ghost 8) provide me with the right cushion but I still need more width. And so she recommended the Brooks Ghost 9.
If my current shoes are giving me the right cushion, then why do I started to suffer from my shin splints? Well, probably because I’ve put on more than 200 miles on them so far. That is also what happened to me with my previous Asics. After I passed the 200 miles on them I started feeling the aches on my shins.
I read that the lifespan of running shoes are between 300-400 miles. So, I’m currently questioning myself if I should change them or put at least 100 miles more.
Even though the pain is gone, I’m still taking another week off from running. Last week was for active rest, only upper body strengthening. This week I will add lower body strength focusing on my calves.
I miss running so much.
Do you have any pronation issues?