Shin splints!

Will21

Newbie
Hi everyone, I was hoping to get an answer from someone who passed out of raleigh recently. I've had shin splints for several months even during my prnc. I think of have recovered now as I have been running every few days and feel fine. However I am worried it could come back depending on how frequent I run or do any other weight baring phys like in circuit training. I start in a few weeks and would like to know is running/circuit training every day, or is it every few days or does it depends on what week your on?
Thank you
 

hello_there

Lantern Swinger
I'd also be interested in hearing just how often you will be running at Raleigh so that I can better prepare myself. Right now I am running every other day, the one day of rest in between allows my legs to recover nicely.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
It won't be just scheduled PT as you know it. You will be running (doubling) for all sorts of reasons, some a lot harder than standard PT.
 

exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
On the upside, if you end up medically discharged, you won't need to run for a bus as they stop outside Raleigh every 30 minutes.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Speak to your recruitment office if you are concerned, you can always defer your start date and give your self a fighting chance, once discharged medical I am not sure if you can rejoin? Remember Dame Kelly Holmes recovered from shin splints and went on to win 2 Olympic gold medals?
 

Will21

Newbie
Thanks people. Just one last question, after basic training, what happens whilst waiting for phase 2? If everything goes alright and I pass basic training, I would pass out around the end of November and wait to start 6 months of college in gosport.
 

IlikeB33r

Lantern Swinger
I would advise postponing your entry date mate. The chances of getting shin splits is extremely hard. You'll have routine phys more than 4 times a week which is cardio intensive. If you end up getting shin splints down there you're going to end up being transferred out of main stream training and dumped into a rehab division while doing a physio package which could even lead to you going to a medical board depending on the severity of your injuries.

Phase 2 you will have routine phys 3 times a week (not as intensive as phase 1) and one of which is recreational sports.

Wish you the best matey!
 

hello_there

Lantern Swinger
I would advise postponing your entry date mate. The chances of getting shin splits is extremely hard. You'll have routine phys more than 4 times a week which is cardio intensive. If you end up getting shin splints down there you're going to end up being transferred out of main stream training and dumped into a rehab division while doing a physio package which could even lead to you going to a medical board depending on the severity of your injuries.

Phase 2 you will have routine phys 3 times a week (not as intensive as phase 1) and one of which is recreational sports.

Wish you the best matey!

What kind of running trainers do they supply you with, decent or cheap and nasty crap? I once got a £30 pair of cheap adidas and they totally wrecked my shins, no cushioning at all. After switching to an £80 pair of asics it felt like I could run for hours, makes all the difference. I doubt recruits will be supplied with £80 trainers though..
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
What kind of running trainers do they supply you with, decent or cheap and nasty crap? I once got a £30 pair of cheap adidas and they totally wrecked my shins, no cushioning at all. After switching to an £80 pair of asics it felt like I could run for hours, makes all the difference. I doubt recruits will be supplied with £80 trainers though..
What's the point of worrying about something that is out of your control? You'll wear what you're given.
 
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