They say that once your shins start hurting the first thing you need to do is find out why. I think I know why...too much too soon. You would think I would know better by now. At least I recognized it sooner than last time and they aren't that bad right now. I think I need to lay off the speed work for now and just go to my spin classes and do my long run on the week end.
Last week I took a day off of running during the week and then did my long run on Saturday. I ran 11 miles pain free. My shins were slightly sore afterwards only if I rubbed them. I had no pain while running my long run or walking afterwards. I felt fine and took rest days Sunday and Monday. This morning I went to the gym and proceeded to do my interval runs on the treadmill. After the second interval (1/2 mile) I started feeling pain in my shins. I decided to stop. I went home feeling disappointed...
I am not defeated though...I'm going to keep training to keep up my fitness. I will ride the bike and only do my long run this weekend. I will do some stretching exercises for my legs, use ice and hope for the best.
Thanks for all of the comments on my last post. I am hanging in there and listening to my body, it's telling me to slow down! I'd like to tell it to shut up, but I know that would only make matters worse...so, I'll be nice and give it a rest.