if you are new to running...you may want to cut back a little bit. if this is shin splints coming on, you do not want them to get worse!! to strengthen your shins and to prevent shin splints stand on the edge of a step on the ball of your feet, raise up for a count of ten and lower down for a count of ten. do ten sets.
also, if you can take your runs off pavement...jogging trails or even jogging on the grass instead of the sidewalk is helpful. the pounding on the hard surfaces can be very hard on the body.
that barefoot running sound pretty cool!
at 10:07 AM on Apr. 16, 2010