Googled shin pain, and arse...
So, seems suddenly starting out running, on the pavement, in old canvas shoes - without support - and not stretching/strengthening first *may* have something to do with it.. Spoke with my sister, she had the same thing happen when she started running, and rested for a couple weeks and got insoles for her flat feet.
A shin splint is the most common cause of exercise-induced leg pain encountered by athletes of all levels. It is essentially an inflammatory reaction involving the deep tissues of the lower leg and may involve tendons & muscles.
- running and walking may be extremely painful. In severe cases, even light weight bearing may be painful.
- Tenderness is usually present between 3-13 cm above the foot
- Over exercise
- Mechanical problems with the feet such as "over pronation".
- Tight calve muscles.
- A young novice runner training for long periods on hard roads and in poor physical condition.
- Training on hard surfaces such as concrete.
- Improper shoes, inadequate shock absorption.
- Excessive rotation of the hip.
- Purchase shock absorbing running shoes.
- Decrease training immediately.
- Review stretching exercises may be necessary
- Maintain fitness.
- Do not train downhill, this can aggravate the condition.
- Purchase shin splint insoles.
Have bought new shoes.
Will stop running for month of July, instead I will Shred (which will help with the strengthening and fitness maintenance)
I will be careful on hills - am now remembering squealing in pain while walking downhill on Sunday.. managed to block that memory until now.
I shall acquire some insoles ready for August.
Going to restart the c25k once I have completed the 30 day shred.