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Hi all,

After 7 years out of running I've decided it's time to come back. I left running after about 13 years at the age of 23ish a bit dissillusioned, bored, sickof running and tired of injuries (dman shinsplints!!!) I had always liked cycling so decided to give that a go. I've been a time trial specialist for the past few years and done pretty well. Got some 20 minute 10 mile TTs behind me and a PB of 53 minutes for 25 miles, which is pretty good. But it was always my intention to return to running at some point.

Anyway, I've had another back injury and that has forced me to re-evaluate my cycling career and I've decided now is the time to come back to running. I'll be getting back into it very very slowly and hopefully be racing again mabybe later this year or next year. Dunno what distance I want to race at though. My best distance was always 10k - had a PB of a long 31 minutes in my early twenties - would love to get back to that form.

So hi everyone, I look forward to being part of this forums and bugging you all for advice. Incidentally, if any of you have any good shinsplint remedies, would be nice to know before they happen, though that particular area of my leg should eb strong from all teh cycling.

CHeers

Graeme
 

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geester said:
Hi all,

After 7 years out of running I've decided it's time to come back. I left running after about 13 years at the age of 23ish a bit dissillusioned, bored, sickof running and tired of injuries (dman shinsplints!!!) I had always liked cycling so decided to give that a go. I've been a time trial specialist for the past few years and done pretty well. Got some 20 minute 10 mile TTs behind me and a PB of 53 minutes for 25 miles, which is pretty good. But it was always my intention to return to running at some point.

Anyway, I've had another back injury and that has forced me to re-evaluate my cycling career and I've decided now is the time to come back to running. I'll be getting back into it very very slowly and hopefully be racing again mabybe later this year or next year. Dunno what distance I want to race at though. My best distance was always 10k - had a PB of a long 31 minutes in my early twenties - would love to get back to that form.

So hi everyone, I look forward to being part of this forums and bugging you all for advice. Incidentally, if any of you have any good shinsplint remedies, would be nice to know before they happen, though that particular area of my leg should eb strong from all teh cycling.

CHeers

Graeme

Welcome Graeme :)

shinsplints don't have to be a problem, it's just a case of getting the right runners and not overtraining... easy to say I know, but worth getting it right if you've been plagued with them in the past
 

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Great 10k PB!!! You've obviously got the potential to do pretty darn well with the right training and will soon find yourself being competive if you can get near your previous times!

As Trinity says, if you've had problems with shin splints in the past, it'd be worthwhile looking into preventative measures (trainers/orthotics... stretching/warm ups?) and perhaps investing some money if needs be to stop it becoming a problem again. It sounds like you're going to be doing pretty well in the future so would be money well spent!
 

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Hi Welcome to RF.

Good luck with getting back to your running.

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Hi Welcome to RF.

Good luck with getting back to your running.

TT
Thanks to all of you for the nice welcome and thanks for the advice for shinsplints. Rest assured that I'll be doing it properly this time. Very very very slowly to start and build up slowly. Thats teh way to do it.

Cheers

Graeme
 
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