Soo. I've been a runner for quite some time now, thanks to our dear Laura. This Autumn i ran my first 10K, which is a great achievement for me But I Guess i got too eager- later the same week I went for a speedy 5K and since then ive been getting shin splints every run and even short walks. I've been getting them previously before graduating C25K, and was so excited that I could run injury-free when I stuck to the program this last time. At times they were so bad I couldn't even walk (needed crutches).
As a consequence, I've been running less and less this Winter, but I really do miss it and would like to get back on the horse (trail) again. The last couple of months I've been running approximatly once a week, still With shin-splints (but they are not so bad that they bother me- I only notice that it's there)
So I was hoping some of you fellow runners could help me With a reasonable plan to get back in the game? My stamina has become really bad, and I'm far away from running 5K without breaks. I was thinking about starting in the middle of the program somewhere, perhaps where you run 4 minutes at a time? But I'm wondering if I should take a Complete break from running (and perhaps walking) first? What do you think? And for how long? I've started With some supplements like magnesium, D-vitamin and K2, so I'm really hoping they will do some good when it comes to my apparently lousy bones
Thanks in advance for any answers or if anyone wants to share their experience. And I'm sorry about the poor spelling, this computer keeps changing the Words i Write as it sees fit. (Also, I'm Norwegian, and my English isn't too good)
Have a great winterday (-20 here, brrr..)