I wasn't going to post about my run this morning because it wasn't very eventful. After finding W1R1 quite comfortable, I might have subconsciously have gone it bit faster today but nothing drastic.
At the end of my run, I did some cool down stretches, had breakfast and got ready for work. Everything was fine until around 11am (4 and a half hours after my run) when I began to feel a dull ache on the outside of my left shin. It's now another 6 hours later and the discomfort is worse, there is still a dull ache but there are intermittent sharp pains (not too severe) when I am walking about.
I quick consultation with Dr. Google suggests 'shin splints'.
For the moment, I am going to work on the assumption that there is nothing fundamentally wrong and that this ailment is just a result of me not being a 'spring chicken' who has not run for a long, long time. As such I intend to do W1R3 on Friday.
Although there is a lot of (often contradictory) information on how to combat shin splints (the NHS site suggests not running for 2 weeks!) , one common suggestion appears to be to shorten stride length. Part of the problem with all of the information I have read is that the term 'shin splints' is a bit of a catch-all for any pain/discomfort in that area.
Just by way of info, I did buy a decent pair of running shoes but have note had any sort of gait analysis done.