So proud, used to be a 300 pound fattie now at 174 lean a trim this is a bench mark for me,
Shin splits are a sharp pain on the lower calf right?
I got them this morining when the pevous day I did a 6 hours fast walk.
They hurt like hell but lasted about 4 seconds and they where gone.
Pretty safe to say you did NOT have shin splints.
Fat old man PRs:
Shin splints usually are noticed on the shins ( ! ). And they don't go away in seconds, but you may be able to get through them in a mile or two. Sounds like you had some cramping. Keep an eye on it so you don't end up pulling a muscle.
Congrats on the weight loss. Shin splints come in 4 varieties Posterior Tibial pain, Tibial Periostitis, Comparment Syndrome and Stress fractures. None of these go away in a mater of seconds,minutes or even days. Like someone mentioned it was probable a spasm from the exertion from the previous day.