So I've been trying to work up my conditioning but I cant go 20 min because of shin splints. I've had them before but never this bad, I was wondering what you guys do to get rid of them. I'm talking so bad that I cant flex my foot out.
My routine, 5 min walk 3mph warmup, followed by light stretching of legs
3mph loosen up for 3 min
1-1.5 min run at 8mph 2 incline
2-3 min walk 3mph
Usually by the 10 min mark everything is happy and I can go the 1.5 min but lately I cant. Two things have changed that may have to do with it.
Since I lift heavy with legs, my glutes are sore so to relax them during DOMs I've noticed I have a greater duck walk and after a few days of that, it becomes more of a habit. Does that duck walk affect the shins? Either way I gotta look goofy so I'm going to reel that in a little.
The other things is new shoes. These are supposed to be top of the line 150$ new balance that are for 200+ lb people. They're durable and have a very strong arch support which I'm not used to as my old pair were very worn out. I'm wondering if my body is trying to rebuild its muscles now that the feet are supported correctly and getting used to a different style of shoe, or if its the shoes themselves that are positioning my feet wrong. After my shins were worn out I took the shoes off and tried to continue walking and I didnt notice a difference but there's no way to be sure since they were so cramped already.
EDIT: The search is my friend and I've used it. I'm just looking for opinions on whether the changes might have a major effect. Not a correction for them themselves.