I have been running 2 or 3 times a week, 5K. Not especially quick but doing it. I have begun walking 5Ks in between running days. I have found that since starting the walking on non running days that when I run, my feet are slapping the ground (an audible sound) and that my shins get really sore, so much that I am forced to walk - and the shins remain sore during the walking, then try to run again - more pain so I walk - more pain too.
Though when I come home and shower I have no pain when walking around. I have suffered from shin splints in the past and they would stay sore even when walking around in everyday life, so I am thinking this is not shin splints. I am surmising that the (big) increase in my walking has changed my running gait to a heel strike and putting pressure on my calf/shin muscles.
Any ideas or similar experiences welcome folks. It has rained today for the first time in 18 days - woooow!
Thanks in advance and happy running