I am overweight and have taken up running, at the moment I am following a walk/jog 1 min each x 6. Since the first run on monday, my shins have been really sore more than yesterday, even when walking. My feet are quite sore too, especially around the sides? I have had my gait done and have bought the correct trainers so dont think it is that? Possibly my weight!!!
Will this carry on, throughout my training?
Sounds like the kind of thing you'd expect when starting off.. I think its really important to allow time for the body to heal after running. Especially if like me, you work in an office.. All you are doing is sat down all day long and then suddenly get up and start running - it puts a lot of stress on your joints and muscles.
I had very bad shin soreness when returning to running after a long lay off, I did a few runs then immediately thought i could put in a lot more mileage without a slow build-up. After that it took a whole week for the soreness to go away (its no good trying to run again until the pain has completely gone)
Well, I learned my lesson after that and now I'm being very careful to a) run slowly b) increase distance gradually c) make sure to take adequate breaks between runs
I've bought a couple of bags of frozen peas which I put on both shins immediately after my run, it's actually quite refreshing and seems to help prevent the shin soreness coming back. Hopefully soon i wont need them anymore.
I would say that it seems to be more of a problem when running on the roads than it is on grass, but unfortunately there's not much of a choice where I live.
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