I love these blogs ... Thanks everyone they are so motivational.
So I am back..... Even with the right trainers, stretching, icing, compression socks, you name it, I had to give in to shin splint pain and took 2 and a half weeks off to let them recover.
I was only on week 3 so I thought I had better start back on W1R1 and get back to it gently to prevent a recurrence. I hit the road bright and early on Monday... maybe it was just fresh legs but it went really well. Yay
Today, it was tipping down and I couldn't see myself going out in it, so the only other option was to do W1R2 on my cross trainer - not quite the same but at least in huffy puffy red faced motion. So far no shin pain, so I am hoping Friday is drier so I can try the road again.
I have 52 days until Race for life so I probably won't complete the program by then, as I will need some repeats along the way. If the blasted shin splints will stay away, I should be able to "run" a good chunk of it.... Here's hoping... really hoping!