Posted: 15/02/2008 at 18:44
Thanks guys for the replies.
I think I should clear it up a bit. I'm not actually running that much to be honest. The most I've ran is abuot 3 times a week, and the longest run being about 5.5 miles (not far I know!!). Although sunday I did a 10K race, and I haven't run since. So that's been about 5 or 6 days without running, just resting. (I was a bit ill afterwards, plus my legs were a bit sore too).
Daz the slug:
I'm sure my trainers are fine. These are my second pair as my first pair I felt were a bit too big. These are much much lighter. I think they are stability trainers. I went to the sweatshop, they watched me run up and down, walk, and they felt around my toes and feet. I'm quite sure they're alright.
I started running around November/December time, but only when I felt like it. E.g. sometimes twice a week, sometimes once, and sometimes never. I really started trying around Janruary. Again, things didn't go to plan. I missed a week due to illness, other things happened with work, so it's been a struggle trying to get training. I would say I started running about 25 minutes per run, took a while to get up to 35 minutes every run. With new trainers (and shorts!!!!!) I felt more confident and was able on one run to get up to 60 minutes and felt good. I sometimes ice if I feel a bit of pain.
I've had shin splints before - AGES ago, however this is different. I don't think it's as extreme - not as painful anyway.
I'm going to try and run either tonight or tomorrow, as I feel a bit more able to now as my legs feel more recovered. I do feel like I'm getting enough (too much) rest.
I'm stressing out SO much abuot this HM as I feel it's taking over and can't think about anything else. I would love to be able to get round without stopping. I know I could probably run for 6-7 miles at about 9ish/mile pace comfortable, so it's the last 6 miles I need to worry about. The course is very flat.
I'll re-post here after my run on Saturday and let you know how it goes.