treadmill to road transition

treadmill to road transition

Post by seth and the pussyca » Thu, 19 Apr 2001 05:25:05


Ive been training all winter inside on the treadmill, 40+ miles per week, and
after watching yesturday's marathon, and today's beautiful weather decided to
take it to the roads.  DAMMIT...had the worst shinsplints ever.  Got about 1.5
miles into a planned 8 miler, and couldnt run anymore without this damn pain.
Anybody ever gone through a rough transition like this, and whats the best way
to ease into it without losing *TOO MUCH* weekly mileage?

    *seth
"I dont know what I said to you and now your pissed at me, well I guess I
deserve it...wish I could waste my time without wasting all your time"
(alkaline-trio)

 
 
 

treadmill to road transition

Post by Jeff » Thu, 19 Apr 2001 06:29:28

Treadmill to road probably isn't the best route.  If possible I would try
treadmill to grass or dirt.  Shinsplints are often brought on by a change in
surface, especially when going from soft to hard.  If roads are your only
option, you'll probably get used to it before long.  Just massage your shins
before you run and ice and rest afterwards.  Don't give up, the joy of
running outside far outweighs these initial pains of transition.

-jeff



Quote:
> Ive been training all winter inside on the treadmill, 40+ miles per week,
and
> after watching yesturday's marathon, and today's beautiful weather decided
to
> take it to the roads.  DAMMIT...had the worst shinsplints ever.  Got about
1.5
> miles into a planned 8 miler, and couldnt run anymore without this damn
pain.
> Anybody ever gone through a rough transition like this, and whats the best
way
> to ease into it without losing *TOO MUCH* weekly mileage?

>     *seth
> "I dont know what I said to you and now your pissed at me, well I guess I
> deserve it...wish I could waste my time without wasting all your time"
> (alkaline-trio)