>>>Yesterday I did my first 10 mile run in preparation for the Miami
>>>Half-Marathon in 2 weeks. This is the longest distance I've ever run,
>>>so I'm not sure what type of soreness is to be expected. Both my ankles
>>>are pretty sore.
>>What exactly do you mean by "your ankles" ? Where *exactly* is it sore, and
>>what type of soreness ? It sounds like your describing achilles tendon
>>problems, but achilles tendons are not ankles.
> No, not my achilles tendons. I mean my ankles. I don't know how to
> describe "where" other then to say, my ankles :)
> It is sore when my foot hinges from side to side and when I put
> pressure on them (i.e. I stand up).
Here's a couple diagrams that might give you some ideas, but the side to
side motion, sounds related to pronation (or sprains, but not both).
The problem walking when getting up sounds related to plantar fasciatus,
which is bottom of the foot, but is frequently associated with achilles
pain, which you said it isn't. (just tossing out ideas to see if any
That said, I know that some training pgms (not sure what one you were
using or if using your own) use 10 mi as max length run for half
marathon, but some use a reasonable progression up to it - like 1 mi
increments at a time, but even that is a little fast. Going from 8 to 10
is a 25% increase. The one year I ran on roads, the jump near 9 mi was a
struggle (generally about 10% every other week). That's also about when
I switched to trails (just couldn't handle all the freakin' traffic on
roads for that long). So it's not too surprising to me to hit pain the
1st time at 10 mi, esp. if you don't have much base, like jobs is
But knowing that doesn't help solve your problem. Also, you should
probably be tapering by now so there's not much you can do in training
to really help - other than not injure things farther. When undertrained
and still planning on doing it, it's usually best to show up healthy and
hope for the best - or consider other options like shorter race distance
or later half.
OTOH, this could be a case like DOMS and it goes away in a couple days.
Icing may help (or not).
Sorry, that's probably not much help, but it's hard to tell from your
description and training information what the problem is. But, the
answer to one of your original questions is that, no, you probably
shouldn't have pain like that, but yes, it may not be uncommon if you
don't have the base for it yet.
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