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Yeah if you are doing lots of running you need to be stretching and building up core muscles- squats, jumps etc 

Get a form roller and use it daily. 

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Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

shin splints are my biggest bug bear. i ran 1000km between march and december. gave it 6 weeks rest at start of the year to see if i could heal the issue. ever since i've only been running 20 to 25k a week. i can feel them again, especially after the 10k's. anyone got any advice? tried various stretches having read stuff on google but alas things are only marginally better. 

 
It's most likely down to the bio-mechanics of your feet. If you have any pronation then you'll need to address it.

I've had shin splints since I was a kid and orthotics was the only thing that fixed it for me.



Used to always get what I thought were shin splints at the start of every pre-season. Turns out it was the muscle at the front of my shin bone, well to the side of it, that was weak and was becoming strained with the training load. 

Started to do strengthening exercises for that area with resistance bands and haven't had issues since. Would do strength training for my lower body without runners on too. As you mentioned, it's helped strengthen my feet which has helped.

@Coleman, I'd recommend doing as much as possible without shoes, even around the house, ditch flip-flops, etc if you wear them regularly.
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Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

shin splints are my biggest bug bear. i ran 1000km between march and december. gave it 6 weeks rest at start of the year to see if i could heal the issue. ever since i've only been running 20 to 25k a week. i can feel them again, especially after the 10k's. anyone got any advice? tried various stretches having read stuff on google but alas things are only marginally better. 

 
It's most likely down to the bio-mechanics of your feet. If you have any pronation then you'll need to address it.

I've had shin splints since I was a kid and orthotics was the only thing that fixed it for me.



Used to always get what I thought were shin splints at the start of every pre-season. Turns out it was the muscle at the front of my shin bone, well to the side of it, that was weak and was becoming strained with the training load. 

Started to do strengthening exercises for that area with resistance bands and haven't had issues since. Would do strength training for my lower body without runners on too. As you mentioned, it's helped strengthen my feet which has helped.

@Coleman, I'd recommend doing as much as possible without shoes, even around the house, ditch flip-flops, etc if you wear them regularly.


This. Shin splints are generally issues in the muscles around the shin as oppose to any damage to the shin itself. You'd be amazed how much training your feet and ankles would help it. Walking barefoot around the house engages so many tiny muscles and joints that wouldn't normally be used when wearing shoes. There are also simple exercises on your feet and ankles you can do for 5 mins a day that would make a huge difference
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Anybody do any early morning running say 6am, wanting to change my routine with the footpaths being packed now in the evenings especially with the sunny weather coming. Is it easier to run in the mornings than evenings or do you feel better when you do your run in the morning?
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Originally posted by jamo1 jamo1 wrote:

Anybody do any early morning running say 6am, wanting to change my routine with the footpaths being packed now in the evenings especially with the sunny weather coming. Is it easier to run in the mornings than evenings or do you feel better when you do your run in the morning?

I always preferred to do it first thing in the morning, sets you up for the rest of the day. 

It’s hard getting up but once you are out on the road it’s all good.

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Done a couple of 7am runs. Not for me. 
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I do it at 8:30 a bit, drop the kids to the creche, and then run before work. Tougher to get going, and obviously a lot colder but you do feel great after it
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I've been going in the evenings. Sleep a lot better after proper exercise in the evening. Unfortunately can't do road running everyday as finds it makes my knee swell. Anyone find the same?
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started a couple of weeks ago and up to 15 90 seconds running and 30 second break intervals, hate it and I’m barely able to get through it at all but it’s the first time in 2 or 3 years I’ve exercised so trying to stick at it. Have it in my head to get up at 7 or 8 for one but find I’ve gotten fairly lazy with this working from home stuff and I never get up for it. 
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Fair play TWC, keep at it. It's all about developing the habit of exercising, the results will come in time.
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Originally posted by jamo1 jamo1 wrote:

Anybody do any early morning running say 6am, wanting to change my routine with the footpaths being packed now in the evenings especially with the sunny weather coming. Is it easier to run in the mornings than evenings or do you feel better when you do your run in the morning?
 
I aim to get up and run before work a couple of times a week but in reality it probably only happens one or twice a month at best. It does set you up for the day but I find my pace is always a bit slower in the mornings, don't know if that's down to a hydration issue or what the cause is.
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Originally posted by sausy sausy wrote:

Originally posted by jamo1 jamo1 wrote:

Anybody do any early morning running say 6am, wanting to change my routine with the footpaths being packed now in the evenings especially with the sunny weather coming. Is it easier to run in the mornings than evenings or do you feel better when you do your run in the morning?
 
I aim to get up and run before work a couple of times a week but in reality it probably only happens one or twice a month at best. It does set you up for the day but I find my pace is always a bit slower in the mornings, don't know if that's down to a hydration issue or what the cause is.
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