Hi, my first post on this group!
I have been battling off shin splints during c25k and since graduating, so took last week off as I had pushed myself with several pbs the week before and probably triggered their return. However, feeling fulling recovered today I started my new regime of very slow but slightly longer runs, as I think it is particularly intense runs that push my speed which hurt my shins.
Meant to run a gentle 5.5k, my first run longer than 5k, but my loop took me round to 5.85k and I felt very chuffed with myself! It was a 45 minute run but my longest ever and aside from achy calves, no shin pain either side, which is fab! And I had my friendly little dog grinning up at me- I love being at home over christmas and having such a great running companion (he wasn't so happy when I sprayed him with a hosepipe to de-mud his legs/undercarriage..)
Here's to gently building to 10k (without shin splints..)
I'm going to take it easy over christmas, maybe a gentle run boxing day, and then going skiing next week