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Hi. I started running in December and have about 280 miles around my neck. I am training for a half marathon and have go to the point where I can run 10+ miles without really struggling and don't typically do any runs below 45 mins - 1hr because I don;t feel as though I'm working overly hard. I also do one day a week of intervals (more recently hill intervals) as prescribed by my training plan from this website.
So thats basically where I am now. When running I have always had aching pain in the front of my shins, I normally just run through it as while its not very comfortable, its not a show stopper and I really want to run! After a couple of miles it ussually eases up. Well today it ached the same way but within a mile I could feel myself slapping the floor. I have noticed this before when doing the speed intervals along a tarmac path, at the time I thought I was trying to go too fast and my legs just wouldnt carry me and its typically much better if I slow down.. Well today it made me really conscious to the point I was purposely trying to land my foot on my heal and then trying to flick off and kick my feet up higher and it all just felt a bit disheartening and odd. Its worse on flats and slight downhills, it really feels like my feet are flat and im slapping and I must be because I took my headphones off several times to see if I could hear anything different. Going uphill doesn't seem to be an issue at all?
Right now 4 hours later my shins feel 'tender' to the touch from pretty much smack in the middle on the bone half way down my leg right down to my feet. I have a feeling this tenderness never goes away.
So what is it and how do I stop it?? I set myself a goal pace of 8:30 min/miles for my marathon and whilst I can nail the distance no worries, I find all my sessions be them 5 miles or 13 miles are averaging 9:15 ish so I need to be speeding up not slowing down and now this!?
Thanks for any advice.