Runners tend to be incredibly friendly, and most experienced runners are extremely supportive of beginner runners, happily offering advice. [Read more…]
If you’ve been running even as much as three months, chances are that you’ve already experienced some discomfort in the front of your leg, some degree of shin splints. If you haven’t, that’s great.
So, the purpose of this episode is to help you prevent shin splints. There are many concrete actions you can take to stave off this dreaded running injury.
I hope the advice in this episode of the Beginner Runner Village Podcast will make episodes of shin splints few and far between, and you just might avoid them, altogether. If they do occur, it’s likely to be a brief episode, and you’ll be back out there, soon, pain free. Listen now, and find out how to recognize and prevent shin splints.Stitcher Radio
Shin splints are the bane of many runners. I hate to say it, but I think every runner is going to experience this very common running injury at some point in their career. I’d like to say they can be completely avoided, and that is possible but probably unlikely. If you are wise in your training and respond at the first twinge of discomfort, it won’t be too much of a problem, and that’s the topic of this episode of the Beginner Runner Village podcast.Stitcher Radio
If you haven’t been warming up before running, I’m willing to bet that will change after you listen to this episode because the benefits of a good warm-up are that impressive, and the possible problems of warming up incorrectly – or not warming up at all – are that dangerous.
The hitch with beginner runners is that beginner runners will often say, “I don’t need to warm up because I’m so slow that I’m always running at warmup pace.”
I would entirely disagree; everything is relative. Everyone has an easier pace, even if it’s walking, and it’s just as important for a beginner runner to warm up as it is for a veteran runner. Never forego the warm up.
Traditionally, years ago, some people thought of a warm up as doing several static stretches and maybe a few exercises. Some exercises, if they could be described as dynamic stretches, would be a good idea, but some would be intense movements that would be best left until later in the workout or until the end.
And static stretches should always wait until after the workout.
Whether you’re just going for a 2- mile run or about to do a 5k race, a good warm-up will set you up for a much better, more comfortable.
It seems that all new runners and ‘newer’ runners stress about speed, but it that is you, please remember that speed – up to a point – comes naturally as you build endurance. First concentrate on endurance. After your weeky mileage is up to 25 miles, then – and only then – should you insert speed work.
Everything in due time!
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