Mookie4ever wrote:I used to run a lot until I got shin splints. Training and a chiropractor have helped me get over them and I started running again last year. I'm doing a half marathon on Sept 28. Hoping to get in under 2 hours. Training right now I can do 6mi in just under an hour. After 6 I drop under a 10 min mile. My goals are to do a full marathon next year and ultimately I hope to one day qualify for Boston - since the NHL is out of the question that's my new dream.
Any tips on the shin splints?
Stretching, stretching and more stretching.
And training. Work your way up. Don't just jump into a 10K if you're not used to it, even if you're in great shape. You have to work your way into a long distance run or else you'll get shin splints and other leg injuries.
But stretching is the most important factor.