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9/29/09 12:45 P

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I know it's late in the game and there are some good ideas. If you do feel shin splints of any kind, put ice of them to dull the pain. In my second week of a 8 week program, I felt them bad and that helped tremendously. I'm on week 4 now and it hasn't been an issue.

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7/3/09 2:41 P

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I also get horrible shin splints which slows things up for me. This advice was very helpful.

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6/17/09 9:47 P

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ahh, yoga afterwards is a great idea! thanks for your input, both of you emoticon

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6/17/09 9:45 P

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In my experience, stretching afterwards makes a HUGE difference. I used to get shin splints all the time. Now I do yoga after running, every time, and I make sure the practice includes some good shin stretches. I haven't had shin splints in a long time.

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6/17/09 5:36 P

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Sorry to hear that! My husband always told me to run through them to strengthen the muscles, but I'm not sure that's the best choice. Make sure you're stretching well and if they're really bad, you can go to a running store and buy compression bands to wear under your knees for prevention! :)

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6/17/09 5:25 P

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hello, fellow beginning runners!

i have just started the c25k plan this week and today was day 2 of week 1. i have experienced really awful shin splints in the past (i used to irish dance), and while they weren't so bad today, they're coming back slowly but surely.

the problem here is that i never know how to treat them. does anyone else know how to treat and--most importantly--prevent shin splints? i would really appreciate any advice that y'all can offer. thanks, and keep running! emoticon

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