It’s probably safe to say that I have shin splints. My legs and calves are really strong, but my half-marathon training this time around included a lot of running on the treadmill because of the weather. I never feel like I hit a natural stride on the treadmill, which I think was part of the cause of my shin pain.
Shin splints mean I shouldn’t run but they don’t mean I shouldn’t train. I can still lift. I would like to run the race I have planned if my shins miraculously decide to heal (I’m not counting on it at all, but I don’t want to be unprepared if I feel good that day.) I have other races coming up and I need to keep up my cardio endurance for those.
So, to the elliptical I go. It’s boring and not very rewarding, but it’s the cardio workout I need.
How do you train through an injury?
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