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2/10/13 7:33 P

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Oh don't feel bad, I appreciate all input! Tried to ease into it. I do a mile of sprints so I just did half of that the first week back. I've only done the full mile (2 min between 3.2 and 3.7 and 30 secs between 5.7 and 6.3 alternating, a few times and got a little twinge on the left shin. Haven't been to the gym since Friday so we'll see how it goes.

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2/10/13 6:10 P

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Hey, useful info doesn't grow stale! :-)

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2/10/13 4:35 P

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sorry, just realized that I responded to a post that is more than a month old.....silly me. You are surely healed by now.

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2/10/13 4:34 P

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I had been told than only runners get shin splints - but when I first got on the treadmill after a really long time away, I started off at where I was when I had stopped --- 3.5 mph no warm up -- just went. 2 days of 30 minutes -- shin splints! I learned the importance of warming up real quick. As much as I hate being cold, the best relief I found was ice packs. Happy - safe - and fast healing!

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1/22/13 9:19 P

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Thanks! As luck would have it, I recently bought a foam roller!

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1/22/13 8:36 A

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Everybody is different and their bodies heal differently, I don't think there will be a magic number, just ease yourself into it, warm up really good before you start of course. Maybe just do a little less than you were doing and work up from there. One thing I do know, as I rolled my ankle also (almost a year ago) is that stretching after you are very warm is good and foam rolling is great to do before all your workouts. After I sprained my ankle, I started running about 4 weeks later and was fine at first, then I developed achilis issues!! I thought I was never going to heal, but rolling really helped. Roll your feet, your shins, calfs and all of your legs too.

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1/21/13 9:28 P

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Slow & steady, listen to your body and you'll reclaim your lost ground in time.

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1/21/13 8:35 P

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Ok, after getting over the ankle pain I posted about at an earlier time, I started sprints at the gym and guess what? Shin splints! Seriously!?

I'm quite sure it's self-inflicted, not stretching, overdoing it to start back up, etc.

So it's feeling pretty good actually and I'm wondering how to resume. I do have good running shoes. I've armed myself with good stretching exercises to use. My questions is how exactly to resume? I've just been doing sprint intervals: 3 min. warmup, 8 sprints at 6.2 mph (4 or 5 incline) alternating with recoveries of 3.7 mph. It's not like I was doing 5 miles or anything.

I guess I need to know how to ease back in time-wise? How many sprint sessions to start with, how long to stay there before upping the ante, etc. 4-5 days week is the goal.

Any and all help appreciated.

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