I tried out my Nike Frees yesterday for the first time...it's been a while since I tried any running so I just did 2-3 min runs followed by 2 min walking on the treadmill for 20 mins.. I could feel a difference when I ran, it seemed that my heels were coming up higher than I remember before and I was taking shorter strides. ...It's been almost 24 hours now and my shins have not started hurting yet.... I'm going to try it again tomorrow and see how if feels...

still waiting on my heart monitor watch to arrive so I can get started on the 6 week beginner plan....if I had known it would be so slow getting here I would have just gone to a local store.... who knew I would be so anxious to get running... :)

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Comment by Kelly Hester on June 22, 2009 at 10:55am
I did the interval running/walking for 30 mins Friday and my shins were still good...my lower quads were sore, but I also had 3 hours of dance class on Thursday night so that may have contributed to that.. finally got my watch in the mail...now to figure out how to work it... :)
Comment by Eric Orton on June 18, 2009 at 9:08pm
Hi Kelly - Glad to hear about your "shorter" strides in the Frees, that is really good. This means you are probably more on your mid-foot, which will no doubt help with the shin splints. Be sure to wear the Frees around during your day, this will help speed the strengthening process, and you will notice how fatigued and "worked" your feet feel after wearing them.
Keep us posted - E

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