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How long for legs to get used to running?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:44

If you got shin splints that badly that quickly then you were trying to do far too much too soon, so you know that trying to follow your previous programme will not work.

Find a beginner's programme (such as C25K) which combines running and walking.  If you find that the pain is returning, then repeat that week (more than once if necessary) until you can complete it without the pain (unless it is so bad that complete rest is required, in which case restart at the beginning of the programme after your complete rest: don't go back in at the level which was causing you injury).  This might mean that you take a bit longer to join the military than you want but overall this strategy should be quicker than allowing a really serious injury to develop.

I'd also advise going to a running shop (a proper one, not a general high street sports store) and trying some trainers on before buying them to make sure they are right for you.  You can explain you are on a budget and would therefore prefer to buy the previous year's models, which are likely to be discounted.

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Posted: 12/02/2016 at 12:55

Pink grapefruit and curry.  But I'd recommend one followed by the other, not on one plate.

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Posted: 12/02/2016 at 11:23

14M last night and 10M this morning.  Legs were feeling pretty good last night and rubbish this morning!

Wardi: plan is about 7 easy, 7 steady and 6 @ MP, although I might switch to 6, 6, 8 depending on how the legs feel.  I've got the Wokingham half as a PMP run next weekend so I don't want to do too much this weekend.

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Posted: 11/02/2016 at 17:12

I'll give you a wave twice in that case, TT.  Lucky kids

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Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:09

11M for me last night and need to get my 14M done today so that I can have a mini-taper ahead of Bramley (Mr. Jools - Joolski? - is now working most of the weekend, so I get a Bramley pass).  Anyone else going to be there?

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Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:05

Hope everything has gone (is going?) ok, BB.  Thinking of you today and impressed by yesterday's run.  NB: impressed, not surprised!

Nice speedwork from GD and Freemers.

11M last night and need to get my 14M done today.  As MrJools (Joolski?) is now likely to be working most of this weekend I have a Bramley pass, so will keep an eye out for Hilly (and presumably BR?).  Plan is c7 easy, c7 steady and c6 @ PMP, as I have the Wokingham Half next week as a 13.1M @ PMP and I don't want to leave my legs too toasted.

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Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:23

GD: sorry, realised I didn't reply to your post.  Yes, I had also seen that on FB, but I am right at the top of their age range and, realistically, couldn't take the time off work.  Plus I'm not sure I'd be quite what they're looking for!

Been feeling really tired these last few days.  Guess I have been burning the candle at both ends a bit... Need to force myself out for at least 10M today, though.  Hopefully the fresh air will wake me up a bit!

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Posted: 10/02/2016 at 07:53

Sounds like good news, Ryan.

Wardi: love it!

5M for me yesterday - been feeling stupidly tired the last couple of days, so guessing it is either a hectic weekend catching up with me or a lurgy lingering.

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Posted: 08/02/2016 at 14:48

Take it easy, Ryan.  Better to let the body heal then get back into things gradually.  You won't lose much fitness - if any - in a week.

21M yesterday evening after an orchestra rehearsal.  I think I over-compensated for the conditions given Saturday's near-hypothermia, as I was in tights, long sleeved top, jacket, gloves and hat (more than I'd usually wear).  Was properly roasted by the end.  Pace a bit sluggish (8.09) but I guess it was the end of a big week (68M), I was a bit knackered, and conditions weren't great.

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Posted: 08/02/2016 at 14:43

Loved the 'brick' session!

21M for me yesterday after my rehearsal to bring up 68M for the week.  Slept appallingly badly afterwards and so feel a bit dopey today.

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