Any runners have some advice for me?
I’ve had troubles with shin splints in the past. A lot. My dad thinks I’m just prone to them. I have shin sleeves, and I plan to wear them this season so I prevent them, because I really want to own this season and have an amazing time in my last season of track.
My shin started hurting a tiny bit for a few minutes after I sprinted an 800m after practice today. It doesn’t hurt now, but I’m wearing my shin sleeves because I wanna be careful.
Anyone have advice on what I can do to make sure I don’t get them this year? Besides doing calf raises, I don’t really know any preventative things I can do.
Edit: I’m not a heel-striker. I always focus on my feet when I’m running and I hit mid-foot. I’ve actually been having pretty good form preparing for track, so I don’t think that’s a problem.
I have a fairly expensive pair of Asics. I heard that Nike are really crappy and Asics are the best from my runner friend. I’m not 100% what exact shoe it is, though, because my boyfriend bought them for me for Christmas (with the help of said runner friend). But I’ll look into that!