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6/27/12 5:10 P

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I just finished week 1 yesterday and I have to say I feel pretty good about it. After Day 1 though I had some super shin pain. I thought I was done for. I iced them then soaked them and it seemed to help. After Day 2 though I still had it. This time though I just gave a couple days break between Day 2 and Day 3 hoping to give my shins a break and it must have worked. Yesterday was Day 3 and it was wonderful. No pain afterwards and now I'm ready to take on Week 2!!!!

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6/26/12 1:42 P

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There is an excellent article on SP on dealing with shin pain.
Get your shoes and give it a read
Good Luck

Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!


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5/6/12 3:40 P

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I just finished week 1 and was not sure if I was doing it right since I too was having shine pain. I have been stretching prior and then doing some strength training after, yet the pain is still there. I spoke with a friend who runs triathlons and she said to make sure to have a good running shoe for your gait. She recommended going to a running store and they would do an evaluation and give recommendations. Also not to buy them there unless you wanted to spend a ton of money on a pair of shoes, but you would learn the type of shoe that is best for you. Good Luck everyone, I am going for my shoes this week so we will see how the shines feel next week.

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4/17/12 10:04 A

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I've done 2/3 of Week 1 and my shins are in pain too already. Before I started this program I did go for a run once in a while and I would run one minute and then I had to stop, but I walked very slowly until I felt I could run a bit more. I never had shin pain. Now I do the 4 min walking at a fast pace and I feel it's a much better training to be constatly moving, but I think the shin pain might come from the way I walk, I keep my knees very straight and I make maybe too much impact with my heel on the floor at every step.

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4/17/12 12:11 A

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I am so glad you posted this. I just finished day 1 of week 1. I was steadily improving my walking time, and decided to try jogging in hopes that hubby and I can run together someday. Well, the firey pain in my shins kept me from doing too much jogging. Do I just need to take this slower? Work on my running form? Stretch more? Deal with the fact that being overweight and running makes legs hurt?

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3/18/12 10:17 P

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I just finished week 1 my training class did two miles today walking it took about 40 min so 20 min miles !!!! we did stretching before and after the run with stretching before and after and a short walk from gym to park and back so in all it was 50 minutes. may not sound like great time 20 miles but i was excited I did this without stopping . last year i had to stop so many times on my 12 walk i gave up counting. its now on to week two emoticon emoticon emoticon I do have a little soreness in my shines tonight a warm bath and some arnica cream and i feel better. so will make Monday a light work out day from now until the race in May.

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3/18/12 10:30 A

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Be careful - stress fractures can be serious. This is the first time I haven't had shin splints when I start a running program -- probably because I've done a lot of hiking and walking. I found in the past that an elliptical machine in the backward movement really helps shin pain

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3/16/12 5:11 P

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So proud that I made it through the first week! I've never ever run before and it feels great. Well, sort of. Mentally, I feel great about it! Physically, my shins hurt like a *****!!! LOL! I've read so many things about stretching. Some say to stretch before, some after. I have been stretching after. Will stretching before help my shins? Or is this just something I will have to get through being a new, overweight runner? Any advice is very much appreciated!!!

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
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