shin splints and spikes

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Rhi
03/10/2002 at 11:04
Hi, I need some advice.

I've suffered on and off for a number of years with shin splints. Although most of the time I can keep this under control - knowing the symptoms and the action to take when it comes on - however, the cross country season is always the hardest to bear on my shins. As I have to wear spikes which tend to provide no control at all over my 'extreme' overpronation, I ALWAYS end up suffering, needing to take at least a week off before I can start running again.

As my training is going really well at the moment, picking up my mileage should I be lucky enough to be accepted for the London Marathon next year, I am loathed to want my shin splints to come back! However, my first cross country race is in two weeks time.

What should I do?
03/10/2002 at 11:33
Do you have orthotics for your spikes?
Rhi
03/10/2002 at 11:42
No, just bog standard. Can you get specialist spikes?

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