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I'm a fairly inexperienced competitive runner. Went from doing typically not much running in a week, to running distance road and track races fairly regularly over the last few months. I didn't feel pain only until the last couple of weeks after doing a 10 miler in 1:06 something, (won first junior ). I know I've got posterior shin splints and I know it's because of my over zealous approach. I've the proper shoes for an over-pronator. Just joined my local club too and I want to go on a proper training program. One of the guys who runs for the club told me he got them on and off when he was a novice and just to keep training and they will eventually go away. Is this good advice? All the stuff I've read tells me rest/ice etc. I can run on them if I have to, did a 5k on the track yesterday, but am pretty sore when I don't have the adrenaline flowing. Tried to run in my local park earlier and the pain was definitely enough to put paid to my run. Training through can't be good advice?
Recovery stories anyone? Is this typical for novice runners? I'm pretty impatient to use my summer to build good fitness for cross country. Thanks for any advice/replies.