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1/2/12 5:02 P

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Glad to hear you are giving your self a break between runs. I would slow down then, as shin splints are usually from going to fast too soon from what I have read on all the running forums.





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I have not been strictly following a training guide. I am running usually just 3 to 4 days a week (maybe a quick 10 min jog on other days). On some of the days I maintain a steady pace, other days I mix a slow jog and sprints, also mixing length (1-2 mi)

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12/31/11 1:36 P

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You really don't have to go so fast while you build up endurance. If you haven't been running much I would suggest you go slower and maybe use a training plan that starts with walk/run intervals to build up the muscles. The C25k is a great one found at coolrunnings.com, or Spark your way to a 5k here on spark. And also make sure you take a day between runs for your muscles to heal. Running faster and harder to the point you cause pain most likely won't get you to like running but building up slowly and seeing yourself progress and being more comfortable during runs is more apt to do that. Good luck to you.

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12/30/11 5:07 P

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Slow down IMO. Are you following a training guide? Are you giving yourself a day of rest between each run?





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Hey! I'm trying to teach myself to like running :) and.. I'm trying to lose my freshman 18...! I will do pretty well running (about an 8 min. mile, run about 2 miles or so) for about a week and then I get shin splints! What should I do?

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