After 5 days into starting running using a walk run walk plan I now have shin splints or I think I do. I've been running on road every time and now getting pains in the inside of both legs just below the knee.
Do I stop and rest up, if so for how long ? Or do I carry on every other day on grass and see if my body adapts?
I started running for the first time 1 week ago and i'm using an app (5K) to help me get up and running (excuse the pun). I've run the first 5days and skipped the first walk break as I'm keen. By the way, I've never run before and not been big on exercise, though only slightly overweight.
By the middle /end of my run I'm in line with the app as I'm out of breath and a little achy on the knees.
My questions are:
Is it ok to push the 'every other day' run to each day
Is it sensible to start skipping the initial walks
How can I improve my breathing
Should i take a drink
Thanks in advance for reading this
I'm really excited about learning to run and managing to run further each time, even if it is only a few 100 ft more