I ran today and I felt much better, the only pain in my legs was from fatigue not the sharp pain like before. I could run longer today by slowing down my pace and I stretched before and after, and I done a small warmup as well.
I felt more lively, so I'll carry on doing warm ups, stretches etc
Akshay akshay akshay! Sounds to me like your doing too much too soon. Take it easy you've got plenty of time and your body's going to need plenty too. Also sounds like the dreaded splints?? i had them, they hurt for days best bet is to rest you legs for the time being they've taken a bit of a beating in my opinion. Don't let this put you off though as running is soooo enjoyable when it feels good. My advice would be to carry out the run/walk strategy when the legs stop hurting. Cardios cardio at the end of the day so rowing cycling swimming etc is all good for you. You haven't mentioned anything about stretching?? Or a warm up/cool down, these are crucial for stopping any unwanted injuries. Just remember your body's going to take time to adjust Hope this helps you akshay
I don't stretch and I don't warm up or cool down, I'm going to start doing all those things though.
How long did your shin splints last for?
I want mine gone in a week, I was enjoying running as well.
When I'm 16 I'm going to join a gym to run on a treadmill, because the road is a hard surface.
I ran today and there was a sharp pain at the bottom of my leg, from my ankles (which where also hurting a little bit) to just below my knee. It stopped me from running an extra mile, and later on to the end of my session it started to hurt on the side of the area as well.
Then when I stopped to walk it hurt similar to a headache, it was a sudden sharp-numb kind of pain and it hurt so much that I actually said "ouch". I stopped running because I thought to myself that I don't want to injure myself. My legs could have been tired as I slowed down so I could run longer.
My running shoes are the Nike Air Citius 2, but I've never experienced this sort of pain before. Do you think it could be my running shoes?
I have a poor running form I land flat on my feet , I don't know any other way to run! Can you please tell me how to run properly?
I run on slabbed pavements, so I run on a hard surface. I'm worried that I have shin splints as I was really getting into running, I was enjoying it!
If I do have shin splints how long will it take me to recover, hopefully a few days?
Or do you think it could be fatigue?
If I do have shine splints would rowing and swimming be good cardio activities?