Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:50
Taken me years to listen to my body. I had last week off because of thsi silly cold virus (sweats, shivers, aches, sore throat). Almost totally recovered now and yesterday eased back into training and reckon by end of the week I'll be back where I elft off. Potential shin splints on the other hand can take weeks/months to recover from if you are not careful. I would limit any immediate impact exercise and get booked in to a physio, someone who can assess you. I've been fortunate enough never to have suffered from shin splints. My shins might sometimes be a bit sore when I've done a long run, but then I just don't run for a few days, so that I give them chance to recover. Personally, I wouldn't just ignore it and keep running.