Just finished W2R2 and my shins are aching. I normally run a route that involves going up one reasonable hill, then shortly after coming down the other side. The pavements aren't in terrific condition, either.
The issue, I think, is that - whilst I find the uphill hard - but can manage a steady pace but the downhill bit is a nightmare! I cannot keep my pace down and I end up accelerating out of control (it's about 1:5 gradient). When I reach the foot of the hill, I am sore. This is about halfway into the route.
Should I be changing route to somewhere a bit flatter, or is there anything else I can do before my shins get too bad?