I ran week 9 run 1 last friday...I had shin splint type pain in my right leg but had rested it and felt able to run.. as soon as I started to run I felt the "ow ow ow!" pain but as the run went on it eased.. I did the full 30 mins no problem and iced when I returned along with stretches... but the next day I could barely put any weight on that leg at all I have been resting it since then but although each day is a little better I can still feel pain when walking especially down stairs. It is so so SO disheartening I just want to run! I feel like all my hard work is ebbing away from me, I have my first 5k on 10th June and want to be able to complete it! I have bought a book on Chi running (not read), a shin support ( not used it)and a elastic band thingy to practise some strengthening excersizes with ( not done any!) because I feel so down in the dumps and am worried that as soon as I run on it again the pain will return! I have had gait analysis and only worn my fab new running shoes once!!!!!!!!!! :-(((((
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