Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Back-to-Back-Running and I don't agree

I ran the last 3 days in a row, and BOY OH BOY can I tell! My legs feel heavy today and my right shin is KILLING me. Seriously tender to the touch, and all I want to do is ice it! OUCH!

When at all possible I try to leave a rest day in between my running days because if I don't I pay for it. With the spring-like temps the last few days I just couldn't resist running outside.

I am one of the unlucky ones who seems to suffer from shin splints in cycles. I'll feel great and then all of a sudden I'll have them something AWFUL for a couple of weeks. I've tried stretching, massaging, new shoes, and NOTHING seems to help.

My husband found out about a "gait specialist" who works at a running store in the Twin Cities. I think it will be worth the money to see if she can help me out. All I want to do is train pain-free! I have a full schedule of races coming up. The Get Lucky 7K is about a month away, and a month after that is my first half marathon.

Does anyone have any remedies for shin splints? I'm all ears.

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