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#1 of 8 Old 02-06-2010, 09:09 PM - Thead Starter
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Ok, after spasmodic pain in the shins and calves I was a bit afraid to try the 10 minute run. I wrapped my shins and hit the pavement with my complaining husband (it was -15 c with wind yuck!).

I lost track of time and we ended up running for 12 or 13 minutes. And I probably could have run for another 10....with no pain. In previous runs it was getting very frustrating having to stop, not because I was out of breath, but because my shins hurt so much. Today was awesome!

I almost don't want to go back to the interval training for the first two days of week 6.

So, yay, I am proud of me!

(oh and my hubby too)
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Great job. That is one nice hurdle to cross. It's more of a mental hurdle than anything. Way to go!

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Thanks! It was a nice hurdle to cross. Now running for the 30 min. doesn't seem so unattainable.
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It's not unattainable

You're doing great.

What kind of shoes are you using?

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It's not unattainable

You're doing great.

What kind of shoes are you using?
Thanks

I'm wearing these:

http://store.nike.com/?country=US&la...d-1/pid-284062

This last week has been hard. Even with wrapping just above my ankles my shin muscles are cramping up badly.
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I wish I knew what to suggest to help with the shin issues. I saw from the post you had in the introduction thread that you're a runner returning to running and know the importance of getting fitted in the correct shoes. So, my question may have been superfluous.

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Oh, not superfluous at all.

I did explain my shin problems to the sales lady at the Running Room before I even tried on any shoes. She checked my gait and suggested these. But I don't really think that the shin problem is a shoe problem as it happens when I walk up hills too.

I'm going to try stretching just before my first run and see if that helps. I am a tad afraid to do that as stretching in the past has led to an extra painful walk. I am also going to try wrapping my whole shin in a slight compression wrap and see if that helps.
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Well good luck! I will say that whenever I've had shin cramping, and it's been rare, it happened more if I was walking than running. I think because of having a greater tendency to lift my toes when I walk vs. lifting my foot leading with my knee, if you will, when I run. Maybe the speed of your walk makes it worse, and going uphill would exacerbate it, I would think.

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