I’ve never really been a runner, but I used to run occasionally to get fit for rugby. I never had any injury problems from it. But the last month or so I have been running more often, as my wife signed us up for a half marathon, which is in 6 weeks. I’m mainly doing it for her- I could give a toss about running for fun and if I want to lose bf I will just diet.
Anyway I have developed pain in my arches when I run. It comes on after about ten minutes of running and after that I have to stop every few minutes and either walk or stop completely. After a minute or so the pain dissipates and I can run again. I probably should go to the doctor but that is a last resort as I would have to pay. I have good running shoes, about 2-3 months old, am 38 years old, 6ft 1, 230 pounds, 12-15%bf.
Since I have signed up for the half marathon I definitely want to complete it. But I can’t imagine two hours of agony in the race plus all the training. However if I give up I think I may lose my wife to the realm of the fatties.