I was a relatively keen jogger (10-15k /day), no problems. I have not jogged for about two years, and started up again.
I'm only jogging 2-3k a day at first. This has been a couple weeks now.
So, when I jog at first everything is peachy.
My right foot is fine. It rolls perfectly heel, toe, heel.†
At first my left foot is also fine...
After say 1km,
My left foot gets "flat"
It comes forward and basically lands "flat" all at once (ie, rather than the heel touching first with the toe pointing up in the air)
At the back it rather comes up "all at once" rather than toe-downwards-heel-upwards and stays pretty "flat" while in the air
With each passing week, the problem does seem to be getting a little less.
So, at first the problem would kick in after 0.5km, but then only after 1km, it seems to happen a little later each day.
When this happens, indeed my left lower front leg is a bit sore.
There are no real lasting effects, ie, after half an hour back in the house I'm fine to walk around etc.
Basically my questions are
Really should I just keep at it and the problem described will eventually decrease and go away
Do I perhaps have a gait problem?
Is there perhaps some particular stretch or such I should be doing. (Or strengthening, or .. bananas or something??)
† Long description if it matters ... So my right foot is back. It bends fully so I'm on my toe. It lifts off the ground. Instantly my toe comes all the way upwards. My right foot comes forward, with the toe pointing up in the air. The heel strikes the ground. It rolls forward on to the toe and then again as the right foot leaves the ground, my heel is up and it's the toe that leaves the ground. Repeat..