I have just had 3 weeks off. After running for a while after graduating I never quite shook the pain in my shins from previous shin splints so I gave myself time to let them heal properly. However as a loyal runkeeper fan i have signed up for the global 5k on Sunday! Has anybody else? This week I have one for 2 30 min jogs and plan another today. I have been taking several precautions to keep the shin splints far away: a) increasing slowly b) KT tape c) calf strengthening exercises d) run on grass as much as I can e) foam rolling before and after
Any other tips? I expect to run very slowly with walk breaks on Sunday as my 30 mins have been slow- 3.6k and 3.9k respectively! Today I will try my custom interval run (also 30 mins) but I'm looking forward to an international virtual race!!