Hey lovely runners 🏃 I struggled today my shins are so painful although I did manage the 90 seconds just does anybody have it had this problem xx
Week 2 run 1 --- painful shins : Hey lovely... - Couch to 5K
Its a common complaint. I had this early on. Look up shin splints on the NHS C25K page. nhs.uk/conditions/shin-spli...
A quick piece of advice is take extra days rest if you need them and remember RICE:
Try not to get too downhearted about it, it happens quite a lot, my wife got painful knees by about w3, had some days off till the pain went then got back into it and went on to graduate.
As old floss mentioned, try to land lighter on your feet, if you are slamming your feet down then that could be the problem as well, it may be hard at the moment but try and land more toward the forefoot(towards the front) but not on your toes like jinxy the cat 🐾 or Fred Flintstone!😁 but like your trying to run quietly. As you get fitter & experienced at running you may be able to alter your foot strike better..saying that, you'll probably come back soon and have no more problems..😊
Ouch thats painful. I used to get "shin splints" when i ran a lot years ago and really pushed myself. Rest up and take it easy. xx
Slow right down... pain is expected when we start new things...rest up. as davelinks suggests and hopefully it will go. Also... try landing lightly