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thanks:) aww shin splints are seriously the worst. or so i hear. honestly, i don’t really know much about shin splints! i wish i could help. I’m sure my followers could comment on this and give you some advice!!
I’m just gonna make a list.
- Stay dedicated- Make a schedule and stick with it.
- Listen to your body. If this is your first time hard-core running in general, you will have many aches and pains at first. Try to learn the difference between general aches and between potential injuries.
- Start off easy. Maybe like 1 mile for a week or two; until you feel comfortable moving up. Then try 1 and a half for a few days; then move up to 2. If you need to lower your mileage one day, do it.
- If you are training with a coach, they should help you with workouts. But if not, make sure after about a month or two (or whenever your body has generally become accustomed to running in general), your training becomes varied. You should be doing easy days, workout days, fartleks; stuff like that.
- Personally, I believe you should be doing strength exercises throughout the whole conditioning; stuff for your hips, knees, shins, so on.
- Keep trying, don’t give up.
- Oh and one thing no one ever told me at first- you shouldn’t be running your hardest every single day. That’s important.
Hope I helped:)