>General Running>Ouch :( Shin Splints
Needs more cowbell!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Now that was a bath...
Me and my gang in Breck
Drat. Shin Splints took me out of my run this morning within the first 1/2 mile. I wound up carrying on for a little bit (at a slower speed and also trying to warm up with more walking) to see if they would go away as my muscles warmed up further (they didn't).
Wound up eventually turning around and hobbling home - snipping my 5mi run down to a 2.6 mi run/walk/hobble.
*sigh* Less than a month to my first HM. I sure as heck hope I manage to fix this.
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Are you getting the lower half of your legs stretched sufficiently? It can be hard to get that shin area stretched, but I think inflexible calves can often lead to shin splints, so maybe you're not getting those rear, lower leg muscles loosened-up enough...?
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Ten days after the marathon he learns from tests that a “shin splint” problem that nagged him during his training and in the marathon is really a stress fracture. He must now avoid impact-related training for 6-12 weeks as it heals.