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My main passion is strength training - that is what I put most time and effort into.
I have long neglected cardio and nothing seems work as well as running. There is something about running that just seems to work.
I will only be looking to run 3 times a week maximum with 30 minutes a time. I am currently working on improving my cardiac output and aerobic base, so that I can get more out of anaerobic lactate and alactate training after a couple of months.
My main problem is my technique, and this is probably what has stopped me from running most of my life. I have encountered the same problem playing football too.
1) I stomp - especially downhill. I can really hear my feet hit the grass. It is my no means light and springy. I improved slightly today on my 1st practice run, but it was still a problem, which was amplified when running on a slight decline.
2) Shin splints. These muscles really tighten. I think I know what the problem is related to. For some reason I think I keep ankles dorsiflexed throughout the stride, cause the shin muscle to be overworked and tighten up.
If anyone has any advice it would be great. I would love to go out for a run with a better technique and without the limiting factor of my shin splints.
As said, I am not looking to get into it serioualy. Just something to compliment my strength training and general well being improvement.