I started this programme with a couple of friends three weeks ago and we are all really pleased with our progress. We're repeating the runs so not progressing very fast, but that's okay because we are doing it and we are determined to continue.
I'm encouraged by all the help and advice on this forum - what a friendly bunch of people! So I have a question for you about running speed and shin pain.
I have started to suffer terrible shin pain, so I rested for a few days, iced etc. and tried again today for Week 2 run 3. First run was okay, second started to hurt, third was really quite painful and by the fourth I was nearly in tears. I extended my walking time between runs. On the fifth run I decided to try going faster - bingo! No shin pain! I was gasping for breath and thoroughly exhausted, but tried again on the 6th run and it was okay again.
I am very overweight and flat footed. I have decent trainers and insoles to correct over-pronation.
Any ideas? Will it get better? Can I slow down soon? Thanks!