As a follow up to yesterday tip of the day. Here are some tips that may work for you as you try to avoid shin pain.
- Increase stride rate to around 180 steps per minute. You can measure your stride rate by counting the number of times a single foot hits the ground in a minute, then multiplying by two. 180 is the rate that most top endurance runners have.
- Minimize the number of hard workouts. Running hard puts more strain on your shins. Build up a slow mileage base until you beat shin pain. At the very least, don’t run hard two days in a row. Mix in very slow runs and off days to let your shins recover.
- Run almost exclusively on soft trails, tracks, or treadmills. Wear the proper shoe for your feet.
Stretch before and after every run.
If shin pains does occur seek, the appropriate medical attention, evaluation and the proper treatment strategies.