I used to run regularly (15-18km on the long run day) and then had to take a 3 month break in between. This time, I started running in the minimalist shoes (since I suffer from over-pronation and wanted to correct my landing/form etc). I also wanted to explore this style of running.
Anyways, I got the vibrams bikila and started out with less distance/ slow speed / trying to absorb the change. I kept my distance to under 5 kms for about 3 weeks. However, after my last run of about 3kms, I noticed I have pain in the lower part of my (inner side) ankle on the right foot, below the bone. I gave it a day's rest and the next day when I went running again, I could barely complete 1 km. I have stopped running after that and giving it some rest now.
Here is the situation: - I have pain in my ankle only when I wake up in the morning ? Is that common - do any of you folks have also gone through this ? - During the day, the ankle doesn't hurt unless, sometimes when I am climbing up or down the stairs.
I am wary of injuries and hate it when I can't run for days due to injuries. I am trying to figure out if I should run or not ? If so, how much is "ok" ? Is there anything I can do to help my ankle (and in general, barefoot running).