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I'm new to running, I've started the C25k plan and completed day 3 of week 1 tonight.
I started running in June 2011 but suffered shin splints & haven't been since. In hindsight, I absolutely did not start running in the right way thought.
This time I've done a full warm up & cool down & followed the guidance of the beginner plan.
I'm already starting to get som discomfort when running in the lower shin of both legs. It's not a pain as such, just a dull, heavy discomfort...definately feels in the shin. It hasn't made it impossible to run but 1/2 way round it does get quite intense and almost hard to keep going. I can really feel the pressure when my feet hit the ground.
I've used an ice pack this evening to see if that helps. The discomfort eases when I stop running but remains present in a very mild way.
I'm struggling to know what pain/aches are normal and to be expected and what is actually out of the norm. I don't want to stop if this is normal but don't want to keep puhing on if I'm actually doing damage.
It may be worth mentioning I have severely flat feel with a prominent in-step & I have a weak right knee from having my cartilage removed when I was 11. However, I have got some proper running shoes as I had my gait assessed and these are new.
Any advice/guidance would be greatly appreciated.