First run and I get shin slints

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30/07/2012 at 15:56

Hi I went for my first run today after getting fitted for a pair of shoes, started off wlaking for 4 min, ran 1 and done this 5 times.  During the second run period I got stabbing pains in both shins, but carried on, now they are sore and more so when walking.

Any ideas whrn I should start again? everything I have read says rest for 2 weeks, not the best start after just 2 miles and an worried that I wont get my fat arse off the chair again.

 

Cheers

 

Chris

30/07/2012 at 17:21

have you had it definitely diagnosed as shin splints?

30/07/2012 at 18:24
First thing I would think of is the shoes. How are you lacing them up? I find that if I tie mine up too tightly, when I run it hurts my shins. So I stop and make them less tight and it goes away again.

I don't think you need to rest for two weeks. Ice your shins. Think why you got the pain, and try and adjust whatever caused it. I would run again in a couple of days, if the pain has gone.

Are you stretching?
You could also think of strengthening excersises for the shins.

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