Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Compression and Shin Splints?

Can it be a coincidence I have the first case of shin splints in months alongside the fact that that Saturday, Monday, and today were my first runs in shorts (not tights) in months? Other factors seem unchanged, or changed in my favor: my mileage has been constant, the weather is warmer, shoes are fine, etc.

Hmm. Maybe there is something to the idea of compression. I would prefer to believe otherwise because I don't want to be stuck wearing tights or compression wraps when it starts getting hot. And my legs are already alarmingly pale (easily a match for the image shown here, link) -- running in tights during the sunny months will make them nothing short of day-glow.

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