Today's post is being brought to you by the letter S (or possibly F). More specifically, for shin splints! Stooooopid, shin splints 15 days before my half marathon where I was (and still am) going to kill my previous PR and show the course who the boss is.
I noticed it on Wednesday. Tuesday, I put in 3 miles in 33 minutes (ok, not super fast, but fast for me) and felt great. Wednesday, I finished my first mile (9:45 pace--thank you very much) I went to slow down and OUCH. My shins were on fire! Same results last night. Started running and when I wrapped up, the shins were burning again.
To say that I am frustrated is an understatment. I have managed to go an ENTIRE year with out shin splints (yes, I have had injuries, but never shin splints). Last week, I switched from the Brooks Trance 8 to the Trance 9 and I really hope thats not the problem (because they are such a comfortable ride). I also have been doing a lot of treadmill running this last week, and at speeds that are much faster than I am used to. I am going to chalk it up to the speed. Woops--guess I went too much too fast!
I hoping with a bit of rehab, some aleeve, some icing and extra stretching I should be good to go in 14 days.
Any suggestions to help alleviate the pain, other than what I mentioned above?
Thanks for reading the whine-fest. Just needed to vent a little!
Thanks for all the suggestions a couple weeks ago regarding the naseausness I would get after a hard workout. I started eating more carbs and drinking more water than usual; those seemed to do the trick!