(In the voice of Dr Nick) Hi everybody!
I've recently started the podcasts & completed W1. I had a gait analysis on Saturday & bought some nike lunar glides, so tried them out on W2R1. Aside from the fact I nearly died from running for an extra 30 secs my shins felt a bit achey. On Monday I walked from work into town (maybe 1.5 miles) with a giant of a man & needless to say he walks much faster than me, so I had to haul ass to keep up. This in itself made my shins ache but I still did W1R4 (going to try to build a bit of fitness before going back to W2) but by the time I'd finished I had to hobble the cool down as my lower legs just felt really weak.
I accept I'm going to struggle a bit because I'm well overweight & while I'm active enough (2 miles a day to/from the train station) and a job which is mostly standing & moving it's not jogging.
The shin pains are still there a little today & I'm not sure about tomorrow's run yet but the question is do I have shin splints or have I just done too much? I sometimes get shin pain if I try to walk fast for a period of time but the original W1 was fine, plus I was hoping the new shoes would soften things.
Your thoughts are appreciated.