Beth Wennerstrom looking for advice......

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Looking for Advice....I am 2 weeks away from my marathon and am dealing with shinsplints! Today I could only run about 1.5 miles before they were really hurting. I am lucky I have 2 weeks to heal them, but freaking out I only have 2 weeks to heal them...I have just been biking for about a week now and I guess I will continue to bike and ice, but wondering if anyone has had shinsplints and if they have any advice. I will run the marathon even if my shins are falling off...but would like to not be in too much pain..and also not lose all I have trained for! Thanks so much!!!!

  • Carolyn M.

    I had shinsplints about 2 weeks before the flying pig half. I stopped running for several days. Iced, motrin. Then did a few miles for a few days before the race. The pig is quite hilly so not ideal. They felt okay the weekend of the race. Must admit I did the 5k the day before as I was running it with my 13 yo. I did not want to miss that. Shin pain returned 7 miles into my half. If your race is flat. I would just rest as much as possible and continue to ice.

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Lynn
    Lynn

    I realize my issue was different but I had some IT band issues right before my marathon in May. I stopped running for 3 weeks before the race and took 1 ibuprofen before the race then at mile 7 when I started to feel it, I took 1 more and was fine the rest of the race. I'm definitely not a pill popper, I don't even take asprin when I have a headache but I was determined to run that marathon and I think it really helped me so it could help you too. Take a rest from running though and give your legs

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Lynn
    Lynn

    whoops....a chance to heal. I was freaked out not running for 3 weeks before my marathon. I thought I would loose all my fitness but honestly come race day I was so anxious to run I think it helped me. :) Good luck!

    over 7 years ago Like

  • Beth W.
    Beth W.

    Thanks everyone! I biked a lot the last two weeks and was able to run a solid 8 today, so with some aspirin (or lots), i'm feeling good to go. your advice really really helped me, thanks so much!

    over 7 years ago Like