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732 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2012 10:28 PM by ultimatehlth RSS
VeganRican Expert 40 posts since
Dec 4, 2011
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Dec 25, 2012 7:42 AM

On Shin ache....

Hi Guys. Ok, so here's the sitch. I'm at the end of week 4 in the C25K, and ater my last run I felt a bit of shin ache. A little throbbing. Now, a day later, I feel nothing, and it certainly hasn't affected my walk. Do you think I'm OK to go on to my workout tomorrow? I plan on repeating week 4 just in case this was a sign that my body needs to strengthen a bit, before moving to week 5. Any advice????

 

Thanks so much!

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,389 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    1. Dec 25, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to VeganRican)
    On Shin ache....

    You're probably on the right track. Aches like this (and the neck soreness) can be a sign that you're pushing harder than your body is ready to go. Try slowing down a little, and relaxing, top to bottom, while you run.  Other possibilities include overstriding (reaching out with your front foot for a longer stride and landing with your knee locked) and wrong or worn out shoes.

     

    Len





    Len

  • ultimatehlth Pro 118 posts since
    Jul 13, 2009
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    3. Dec 27, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to VeganRican)
    On Shin ache....

    You might try adding some foam roller exercise if it continues. Also add strengthening exercise like using toes to grag a towel or marbels off the floor. Use a broom handle and place it against your instep, use it to add resistance as you flex your foot upward.

     

    Best,

     

    Personal Trainer Hollywood - Studio City

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