Post-College Runner Girl

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Any suggestions for dealing with shin splints? I ran a little too much last week (32 miles when I usually run 20-25), and this week my shins are really tender. I’m tapering so my method for dealing with them has basically been to stay off of them/not run… I want to be in tip-top shape for the Broad Street 10-miler on Sunday. Does anyone have any better suggestions?

Any suggestions for dealing with shin splints? I ran a little too much last week (32 miles when I usually run 20-25), and this week my shins are really tender. I’m tapering so my method for dealing with them has basically been to stay off of them/not run… I want to be in tip-top shape for the Broad Street 10-miler on Sunday. Does anyone have any better suggestions?

Tags: Broad Street Run shin splints (photo from healthandfitness101.com)
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  1. teamagee answered: I agree with previous replies…Ice, stretching, rest in the short term. Long term, there are a # of exercises that prevent shin splints.
  2. ohheychrista answered: KT Tape or KinesioTape. The sides of my shins get sore sometimes and that helps.
  3. moremuscles answered: Ice and rest. Remind me after your race and I can shoot you some tips on changes you make to your running form!
  4. reachyourpeak said: ice ice ice!! also stretch your calves maybe massage them with a tennis ball too (calves and the outside part of your leg on the side too…anterior tibialis)
  5. loveyourcareer answered: All you can do is rest. Shin splits are little microtears in your tendon. RICE—rest, ice, compression, elevation. Feel better!
  6. thereluctantrunner said: No more running until Sunday. Then go all out -aka- “balls to the walls”. You’ve done the work, give your legs a chance to rest. You will be fine.
  7. melissaruns262 answered: in addition to resting 1) ice them and 2) stretch your calves. Shin splints are often a result of tight calf muscles.
  8. taffimaimetallumai answered: Make ice cups with dixie cups, massage them onto your shins for 10 minutes 3-5 times per day!
  9. silentdestroyer answered: the only thing i’ve heard for them is just to take it easy and ice.
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