getting back on the horse - avoiding shin splints again
11:08am, 20 Mar 2014
somersetslobThanks - that reminds me to go do some heel walking!
11:51am, 20 Mar 2014
Not so Lazytoad!Have your shoes checked out too to make sure they are offering the support/protection they should be. Injuries can be caused by the wrong shoes.
12:03pm, 20 Mar 2014
Old ManCorrect shoes are absolutely vital, also don't over do the training in the first few weeks, twice a week for 20/30 mins of run/walk for the first three weeks is enough
3:49pm, 20 Mar 2014
willbHi - a recommendation I saw on a different site which worked for me was to use a foam roller on the back of your lower leg (the base of the soleus muscle - below the calf but above the ankle). Sit on the floor and put one leg on the roller, then cross the other leg over at the ankle for extra weight and roll back and forth (about 5cm) for a couple of minutes. Switch legs and build up to 3 sets.
Yes, this is my first post - ever.
4:26pm, 20 Mar 2014
I've got brand new shoes which I bought at a triathlon shop after having my gait analysed (I didn't have these to start with the first time I started training, but have used them for my second attempt).
Thanks for the advise willb - I've been looking at those on Amazon actually, so will give that a go! (cheers for using your first post on my thread )
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