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Week 2 run 1 --- painful shins

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

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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:

Rest

Ice

Compression

Elevation

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Going too fast? Restup and hopefully the pain will fade, newbies can get these niggles while body adjusts, then try again but take it slow n steady..😊

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Thanks Dave going to have a couple of days off I'm gutted though I'm so pumped and ready mentally to do this !! Silly shins!! 😊

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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..😊

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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

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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 :)

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I'm quite heavy footed my mum calls me an elephant maybe this is something I need to work on lol! I'm not going to run next week due to hospital and my little girls op so I can rest then just try and get two more runs in this week x

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I think many of us when we began, landed with ...errr... determination:)

I think maybe just the sheer concentration of beginning to run :)

Just take it very steady and hope all goes well next week for you and small one:)

The runs, and us, will still be here :)

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I used to get shin splints when I first started running . They went away when I got my gait measured and got running shoes that were for over pronating . As per the other advice rest up . When you start running again try running on the grass as softer landing , that helped me in the past

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