Shin pain at beginning of run

Well, the event has finally arrived. My Parkrace is on Sunday. (Over here in the US we just call it a 5K , but after being on the boards I've learned to call lit a Parkrace).

I've noticed over time that when I begin a run, I feel pain in my shins. I notice it when I tried to jump rope with my daughter as well. I feel it most runs, but after a few minutes it seems to go away.

Last night, I felt this pain again, and I pushed myself further than I have by completing 31 minutes. Afterwards, I could feel the aching in my shins so I iced them. This morning, other than tightening in my calves my legs seem okay.

I'm so afraid of injuring myself before my Parkrace, and I ALSO an afraid I'll injure myself AT the Parkrace.

Any words of advice? Anyone else experience this shin pain? It's not severe, but enough to notice for sure, and always at the beginning of the run.


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4 Replies

  • Sorry I can't really give advice about the shin pain, be very careful it's not the start of shin splints though as running through the pain could make it worse.

    Oh and by the way it's Parkrun over here 😀. We have 5k races but Parkrun is just a free timed event every Saturday morning, it's not a race as such.

  • Oh!  Thank you for clarifying.  The race I'll be in is a 5K race. I wish we had Parkrun's over here. That would be very nice. 

  • You're very welcome.

    Parkrun has started to happen in the USA, though they only have 5 locations currently.

  • Thank you!   Nothing near me yet.. but this is very nice to know!

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