I've just started running and have been going well until last week I went running for the fourth time, after a two day break, and as soon as I broke into a run and my foot hit the pavement I had a strong pain up my leg, it felt like my shins tbh but after researching a bit it sounds likeits the muscles either side of the bone. Anyway, I took the advice, rested up and iced my legs regurlarly, and returned to running a couple of nights ago. Had a break last night to give my legs a rest then went out tonight and had the same pain as before. Sorry for all the boring detail but thought it might help people answer.
Am I not resting long enough between runs or is it the actual resting that is causing the pain when I start again? The first couple of nights I ran when I started, I did push to my limit but didn't experience pain 'til after the break, and since then I have been careful to start slow and only do small intervals of running with plenty of steady walking in between.
I bought expensive trainers especially for running, designed to prevent concussion etc, and have heard from friends great things about them. If I want to run - which I do, I love it - I have to use the concrete pavements unfortunately, I'm not in a position to use dirt tracks etc, only once in a blue moon do I get the chance, so any tips or advice would be so greatly appreciated!
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