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Sore shins after first run!

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EricAteABanana Thu 18-Jun-15 23:41:26

I have just started using the personal running trainer app which looks the same idea as the c25k that I've just seen lots of threads about. Anyway, I ran yesterday and today my shins of all things really hurt. Google suggests resting a few days in this case. Am I to give in already?! Feeling quite motivated and disappointed my body is letting me down! Any advice?

Magicalmrmistofeles Fri 19-Jun-15 10:32:12

Shin splints s- I would try and run through it - if you can. Have you got proper supportive running shoes?

FeathersMcGraw Fri 19-Jun-15 10:38:17

It does sound like shin splints.

Use ice packs to relieve the inflammation and make sure you are wearing decent running shoes (maybe get your gait checked at a specialist running store). Then gradually increase your distances when you run - too far too soon is a recipe for injury <voice of bitter experience>

Stretching work for me too - calves, hamstrings, quads, glutes, hips. Stops everything tightening up!

EricAteABanana Fri 19-Jun-15 14:20:43

I do have new running shoes, though I didn't get my gait checked. I was only running for 60 second bursts so couldn't really have taken it any easier!

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