Posted: 04/02/2016 at 22:26
well you could save yourself some time by skipping the doctor and going to a physio (unless theres one at the surgery). while you're resting, do heel drops and core work.
i cant remember the exact details now, but in 2008 i had bad shin splints in late Feb/march, around the time of t he Liverpool half. I was hoping to run around 3:45 and I revised my expectations and managed a comfortable 9mm pace until I got cramp on the emankment.
i think it hurt for around two weeks, then got better very quickly, over three days or so.
So, I completed the race, but the time off had an inmpact, if that helps.
if you can find them, look throught the asics sub 3:30 threads for the lparis marathon. Superman had a longish lay off and was given detailed cross trainig schedules by Sam Murphy and went on to complete the marathon in style.