Having another go at c25k: Nearly 5 years ago I... - Couch to 5K

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Having another go at c25k

susan22
susan22Graduate

Nearly 5 years ago I took up the challenge as an unfit and overweight person. I actually graduated and carried on running (plodding describes it better) for some time. Loved it.

Personal pressures took over. But now I am back. Am still overweight and unfit! Was doing fine and my dog loved going out with me too. Then I got shin splints. Have been resting from running but continue to go walking. Have new shoes after getting my gait analysed - great fun.

Any tips on getting over shin splints and then avoiding recurrence?

I really want to complete the program again.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Welcome back.. check this post out for a few reminders..:)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Link this with a healthy eating regime... and when heading out...in your new shoes... keep it light and gentle.

Warm up really well... and stretch after each and every run..

nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

You will complete it... we are here to run with you...I will be the one whispering, slow and steady :)

Sarararara
SararararaGraduate

Make sure you don’t lace your trainers too tightly - strangely it is preferable to have slightly movement at the heel than lacing tight to your ankle. Alleviated my shin splints immediately.

Good luck! Onwards and upwards!

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