Advice/experience from people that have had the same if poss?
My first thread and its about injuries...fab!
Sorry to bore you all with another one about posterior shin splints but I need some advice.
I started running about 10 weeks ago and I have made the newbie mistake of pushing too hard from my legs as my cardio has improved.
I have noticed that a lot of the pavements around here slope downwards from right to left causing my left foot to pronate; I have a neutral gait.
Two weeks ago I noticed tenderness half way up the inside of my left calf after about 2 miles so I stopped my run, walked home and took a few days off. I noticed the pain only occurred as a result of the sloped pavements causing my foot to pronate.
After 2 days off I couldn't feel any tenderness so I did a gentle 3 mile run avoiding slopy surfaces with no pain during the run. By about 3pm the pain it has pretty well gone.
I have bought K tape, a compression sock, I'm icing when I get home from work and taking ibuprofen.
It all seems to help, to the point where I'm pain free at the moment tempted to do a gentle 3 mile run tonight - however I know I'll be sore tomorrow.
There is so much information about what to do and what not to do; plenty of people seem to keep some gentle mileage up with such injuries, but is that really sensible? A sports physio mate has had a poke and he is sure it is posterior shin splints.
I have a 5 miler the first weekend on Feb, 2x 10K in March and Manchester Marathon end of April so I am keen to keep progressing....but I dont want to break myself.
I guess I am looking for someone to say "do this" (and take away my responsibility!) - which isn't going to happen; however some words of sensible advice would be good. Should I lay off the running for two weeks and do cardio in the gym, or keep to some gentle 2 or 3 mile runs and see how I get on?
From what you say, I'd
Ok, really useful advice; I have backed off and sticking to cross training for a week or so. Two days without running and it's definately improving, so I'll give it 'til maybe Monday before trying a gentle jog
I read elsewhere about shortening my stride; I think shortening it helped on my last run, but by the time I realised I was possibly over striding it was too late, the pain had started. I will include this in a week or so and actively try to keep it shorter
I bought my shoes from a 'proper running shop' who put me on a treadmill, but I'm thinking my left foot is very slightly pronating even taking the sloping pavements out of the equation....
Many thanks for your help
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