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I've returned to running after 17yrs. I think I may have started a little too enthusiastically. Aprox 3 weeks ago I began running along a disused railway line for approx 20 mins. I did this every day for a week. The following week I switched to alternate days, as I was experiencing a little discomfort just below my knees on both legs. On the 3rd week I found a large field to run in, which also has an ancient athletics track tucked down one side. I'm into week 4 now and I still have a bit of a twinge under my knees, but not half as bad as before. I run for 25 mins, which equates to 4 laps of the huge field with a 'chariots of fire' 1500 metres around the track at the end. I do stretch my quads, calfs, and hamstrings after each session and sometimes throughout the day as well. I also swim and walk for pleasure. Are there any training tips you could offer, especially with regard to the shin splint issue. I train in Salomon crossmax 2's which feel ok. I did have my gait analysed and I'm a heel striker with mild to moderate pronation. I weigh 80kg. And breathe.