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The running thing

Monday, August 25, 2014

So I had to run a few errands where some sweat wouldn't make a difference (self-scan stations don't care how you smell) and decided to jog a bit as a test (before I loaded myself up with groceries). I am still getting some shin pain but ONLY if I push myself to go too fast or jog on sidewalk. Everything I've read says no sidewalk unless you have to and I agree that sidewalk is just killer. I think I'll stick to the running path in the park. I found even jogging across asphalt a few times didn't feel like sidewalk. I also noticed the pain went away once I corrected myself (stopped running on the sidewalk, stopped trying to go too fast) and it was not doing that before.
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    And I'm now thinking of staying away from it for a little while longer. It will be hard but I think I need some time to make sure anything I did wearing the wrong shoes has a chance to heal. I think I'm going to stick with low-medium impact exercises until mid-October. I'm pretty paranoid because I started out doing all the wrong things and although I did fine in the new shoes yesterday I was pretty sore when I was sitting down and sleeping yesterday. I've heard about a lot of people giving themselves time away between getting shin splints in bad shoes and getting good shoes.
    1365 days ago
    I am definitely going to keep it off sidewalk too because that seems to be a big problem. The trail in the park has some yield to it, the sidewalk does not. I'm also going to endeavor to remember to stretch....
    1366 days ago
    I couldn't even run on GRASS without pain until I got good shoes. I overpronate and the shoes stopped that. My foot strike could use some work. I'm still landing hard with my right heel (the leg I lead with) especially.
    1366 days ago
    good running shoes made a difference with me. emoticon
    1366 days ago
    Always good to read that a runner is recovering from an injury!
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