After two weeks of awesome runs, I’ve had two runs in a row in complete agony from shin splints. So painful that I had to stop running and even walking was extremely painful.
Now this happened about 2 months ago and lasted about a month and then disappeared but now is back. I wish I could figure out what the underlying cause is. The first time around, I changed shoes, I walked more before the run, I made sure I was hydrated and this time around I am still doing those things. I’m going to give it another week and if I can’t figure it out I’ll have to seek professional help. During the time that I did not have shin splints I was running 6/7 days, some long easy runs, some short more challenging and even a bit of sprinting here and there. This past week – before the shin splints started again, I only ran twice and the rest of the week had walked about 4-5 k every other day, so I’m wondering if they became tight because I wasn't running as often?
Anyway, last night I iced and massaged and I stretched this morning and am still feeling a dull ache so that’s a bit worrying. I don’t run again until tomorrow evening. I’ll keep you posted!