i started running again about 2 weeks ago and although i'm not in the best shape for running, i still am in decent shape (yesterday ran 3 miles in 23min, about 7min40sec a mile) and i don't see why i am having problems with my shins now when i never had them before (like last year when i was running). after i run about a mile, the front of my shins start to kill. i looked up about shin splints and it seems like that's what it is but a lot of sites say that if you have shin splints they'll hurt even when you're not doing the physical activity, like when you're just walking normally, but mine don't hurt about 3 minutes after i stop running. it makes me so mad that the reason i can't run as much as i want is because of my shins, when i'm not even winded after the 3 miles (goal is 5 miles every other day around the first or second week of may, when my brother is off from school and starts running with me).
so the question is, is there anything i can do to help not make my shins hurt so much other than continuing to run and waiting for it to go away? i was thinking of getting some of those cushion kinda things for my shoes to see if that helps...
btw it's not the shoes, i bought new shoes the first day i started running
when i had shin splints, they didn't hurt when i wasn't doing any physical activity too.i looked up about shin splints and it seems like that's what it is but a lot of sites say that if you have shin splints they'll hurt even when you're not doing the physical activity, like when you're just walking normally, but mine don't hurt about 3 minutes after i stop running.
you say you just started running; even though you weren't winded, i reckon you could have done too much distance for the legs. increases in mileage should never exceed more than 10% per week.
if the shoes are right for your feet and how you move, i don't think you should be needed the cushion things.
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go to a shoe store that specializes in running shoes. usually the salespeople there know all about what you need and they will have you test different shoes out before you buy. I had shin splints and did just what I mentioned and they were gone within the next week.