It's been a while! I'm finally getting back into running but need advice and thought I'd drop in and say hi, since there's a wealth of knowledge on this thread
Anyway, simple question: what exercises do people find the most effective for shin splints?
And does anyone have any experience of making the switch to running full time in Kinvaras? How about the "slightly more stable than Kinvara but still minimalist" versions that Saucony do?
MM - just worked out who you are - if you're riding with TD in the forest, don't worry I nearly fell off several times with him as well. Don't feel too demotivated (also if he leaves you going up hills- he's just a natural cyclist/ has strong legs)!
It seems like I'm finally out of the woods regarding my injury. I had my 6th Osteopath session on Monday, culminating with a loud click as he manipulated my hip, and yesterday I did my first run since November without any pain. Sounds silly but this is a major, major thing (I've been telling colleagues and other people who just give me strange looks, so I thought I'd come on here and share with people who will understand!)
It's amazing what a difference one run can make.
Suddenly everything seems possible again. I'm thinking of interval sessions, re-claiming stolen Strava sections, tempo runs, early morning HMs as the sun is rising (loved doing those in the summer), long runs in the forest at the weekend, even considering entering a race series this season (yes TD, that would be Scott2Run).
I even started wondering if it's too late for Paris (I'm still registered)- but don't worry, I know that one is out. I'll be back in 2014
Don't worry, I won't do all the things above immediately (not for at least a week anyway )and 'm going to take it easy (TD can vouch for me, we ran a race together at the weekend and I was VERY restrained). But I'm very very happy
Well done on the double Emmy. MK is my old stomping ground, used to get drunk on cheap cider from the offy, go to the clubs using fake IDs and then get the last train home... probably 20 years ago now - scary thought!
I saw an osteopath today and he found lots of things wrong with me. Which is good. Strangely, when I described my problem(s) his first question was "have you had any dental problems or pain in the jaw?". Well it just so happens that I had a filling earlier in the year which has been painful ever since (dentist just keeps telling me to use sensitive toothpaste...). I've also had an ear infection on and off for a few months on the same side. Had antibiotic drops and tablets but it keeps coming back...
Anyway, he did a few things, clicked my neck etc and I feel like I've been in a fight tonight. But I've just realised my toothache has gone... and the pain in the knee. One more visit needed before I think about running again though.
DLR: ref not knowing how to approach Paris this year: maybe we should jog/hobble around together. It can be like the 3.30 train last year (that I missed)... except we can call it the Bench train or something like that