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!
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.
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.
ACTIVE is the leader in online event registrations from 5k running races and marathons to softball leagues and local events. ACTIVE also makes it easy to learn and prepare for all the things you love to do with expert resources, training plans and fitness calculators.