thread I made the mistake of doing a coached session on a clay track
having never run on clay before

and have had to lay up for the best part of 3 weeks for my shins to recover
permalink A clay track?
You mean a normal red running track?

Surprised that would be worse than running on tarmac/concrete, should be bouncier. Presuming it was more the effort than the surface? I've only run on a track a couple of times, mostly cos our only proper track is miles away in an inconvenient place. When I do fast speedwork, I try and do it on a good grass surface. Which is difficult now it's winter and most playing fields are turning into bogs

permalink it's an old 1960s track
so I think maybe cinder rather than clay (I'd assumed the latter because it floods, but google tells me it's cinder), and not in a great state - uneven and with a loose surface

was already having a bit of shin problems, then a hard session on that tipped me over the edge, was genuinely worried I'd fractured sommat, but all seemingly good now

permalink Yeah, shin splints suck
permalink mrs meep has just bought a load of books on injury prevention
I shall estudiously read them all and ignore all the advice
permalink Good man!
That's generally the idea!
permalink compression sleeves
usually sort them out
permalink they help a bit
but I worry they just disguise the symptoms rather than treat the cause
permalink if i feel i'm getting them.. and it's usually bad/insufficient stretching
especially if i know i'm going up hills.. what i've found recently is that zero drop shoes have stopped me needing them altogether
your mileage may differ