What do I do about shin splints?

Tommy

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lads can you give me some advice?
I've got my PRMC on the 4th December, but I've just got shin splints. Should I stop running for a week or so, or put my PRMC date back. How long does it last?
 

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Tommy,

Go for some non-impact CV (Swimming/ Cycling) to give the legs a rest for a week or so.

Everyone's different mate, but I'd certainly consider changing your trainees & getting good quality sports insoles. When you start your runs again, do them initially on grass, sand & treadmill.

Do not run in boots at all. Do not run carrying any weights.

There's no shame putting back your PRMC if need be, but you need to get rid of the shin splints as there is absolutely no way on earth you will complete PRMC, let alone Recruit Training with shin-splints.
 

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Thanks for your reply.
I brought some new trainers on friday hoping it would help. I'll have a rest from the running for a week or so. thanks again
 

Rob

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Hey Tommy, read some other posts on shin splints. We are always pattering on about shin splints, especially me.
 
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