The trails are very technical, with pretty much everything thrown in...roots, rocks, hills, deep mud. I'd miss the 212's tbh as they are supergriptastic ! Gideon, i think your suggestion is probably the way to go, with a bit of tarmac
I have been running regularly for 10 months now, but developed shin splints on the inside of my legs about 5 months ago...I've become a bit obsessed with it, and read everything i can find. I've also seen 2 sports physios. The advice from the first was to do loads more stretching as my muscles are like bowstings. The second thinks that my lower legs are slightly rotated due to a stange gait.
I've also stopped running totally for 6 weeks, but as soon as I started again the soreness came back. I've studied my style and changed from heel striking to mid and forefoot. I'm also taking shorter strides with lower impact.
Even with all these changes my shins continue to hurt in the same tiny spot on the bone both sides. Is this something that i'll just have to put up with, as there is no way that i'm going to stop my beloved running ! The soreness isn't really bad, and never get's worse (or much better).It's only sore if i really press on the spot.
Hi all, I'm new here, so forgive me if this topic has been covered before (which it probably has !) I've been running for about 9 months regularly, but have only recently started on the minimalist path. I had shin splints due to too much too soon and had to rest for 6 weeks. The shin pain came straight back when I started again, so I decided to try a more minimalist approach, and run on grass rather than Tarmac. I have some inov8 x talon trail shoes which are great, and made me instantly alter my style to forefoot, which is helping the shins I have entered the Bath half marathon which is in march,and I'm after a pair of transition shoes for road running. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I think I'm after some cushioning, but way less than the big chunky road shoes I've got at the moment. I should say that most of my running so far has been trail running which I love, and the shins only started acting up when I got onto the Tarmac. Thanks Dunc