Hi all. My name is Kat and I have been lurking here a short time. Quick
background: I started a walking and weight program in April, to lose weight
put on from finally quitting smoking. I decided in July that I was ready to
start running (jogging) and am (sort of) following a "walking to running"
program that I got from book.
Here's my problem/question:
Each time I have to increase my "running" time, (I.e. go from running 3
minutes-walking 3 minutes to running 5 minutes walking 3 minutes) while my
lungs and heart seem to do O.K. my legs start to feel like I have on
Frankenstein boots or something (very, very heavy) after the 2nd or 3rd
running interval. Is this normal (as I am training my muscles)? Could it
be my shoes? I do suffer mild shin-splints, although they are decreasing.
Any advice would be great!