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03-19-2011, 03:41 PM
Ok... two weeks ago I participated in a "run" for the Houston SPCA. Well... I think that the fact that I didn't warm up the same way I normally do added to the fact that I was running on concrete... well... my legs didn't like that. By the time I finished the half mile run (due to rain it was cut short), at a walk/run... my lower right leg was KILLING me. Sharp pains and all.

Since then... I haven't run. And I LOVE running... I'm just so scared of hurting my leg again... it only just in the past week stopped being painful when I walk on it.

So... my question is... if I run on a treadmill... and stick with only 30 minutes of walk/run instead of my normal 45-hour... walk and run mind you... would that be too much? Or should I just switch to brisk/speed walking for now?

03-19-2011, 04:24 PM
my normal 45-hour...

Whoo! :yikes: You go girl!! Totally a typo, I know. :p Couldn't resist.

Your plan sounds sound to me. Make sure you stretch before AND after and just do what feels good the first time out. If it was me, if I felt a little twinge I'd quit running. I don't mess around with running. There's just so much you can mess up.

Did you get shin splints?

03-19-2011, 05:06 PM
it doesn't hurt any more with impact? it should be fine.

03-19-2011, 05:17 PM
haha... whoops. I mean 45 minutes of course... ;) 45 hours would be... well... awesome. :D

But yeah... i think they were shin splints. At the moment, they don't seem to be hurting anymore... but I haven't been running. So yeah.

Thanks. :)