New shoes/shin splint advice

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Hi all. Sorry if this is a really rookie question but here goes...
I finally completed C25K after 3 attempts but heading into W8 on my second attempt I started noticing pain in my right lower leg which I think was shin splints (Pain on the inside of my lower right leg essentially) and I just attributed this to me starting to get to 5K distance and also just having normal trainers. So I went and got my gait analysed and they said my strike was great (midfoot) etc but there was overpronation in my right leg. So I bought some Saucony Omni Iso 2's (https://runrepeat.com/saucony-omni-iso-2) which they recommended and since then I've completed the 5k and have been running 5K's twice a week (and cycling 3 times a week), however now Im feeling pain on the inside of my left lower leg. It doesn't seem to get as bad now than a couple of months ago but my question is:
Have I bought the wrong shoes?
Could it just be my muscles adjusting to the 5k distance?

Any tips or advice would be appreciated

Thanks all

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  • SHADESSHADES ✭✭✭✭
    Shin splints is just a generic name for pain in that area and is common especially for new runners as they increase distance/pace.    It's usually caused by over striding so reaching the foot out too far in front when landing.   Try and shorten your stride a bit and focus on trying to run lightly.

    Some gentle stretches for the calf muscles too might be a good idea.

    If your new shoes feel comfortable and right for you then I'm sure they're OK.   But when we start regular running it can be a shock for the body and aches and pains will be all part of it, I'm not saying to run through pain, ease up and no fast running.

    Well done on completing the C25K.
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