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Just a general question - does it do any harm to take a break from a running schedule?
I generally suffer from shin splints on the inner side of my legs ( spent a fortune trying to resolve)..but lately ive been taking my training really steady and adding less than 10% a week to my total mileage also with a lot of stretching and and ice packs ive been managing 3 runs a week for a while now. I hadnt done 3 runs a week due to shiin splints for years but then again i did used to push the 10% a week.
Last week i did 3 7 milers but my legs felt really tired all week and the shin splint has flaired up, not badly but lie a dull ache in the background - so this is why im thinking of resting this week.
should i next week continue at the same mileage or drop it down agin and build up to keep my legs going??
By the way im 40 - 6 foot 4 and 16 stone...i know im a big lad for long distance but im trying to get down to 15 stone before xmas just to see how much easier it is on my legs.