So through my work there are some sponsored 5k runs that they provide free entry into. I have decided I might attempt a 5k but needed to get into running. Now I have no problem doing three miles on a setting of thirteen on an elliptical. I can usually average 5.1mpg on that setting but I attempted to run on a treadmill only to be struck down. I am thinking maybe I should start slower and work my way up but maybe I can get some advice on that later.
My issue is when I started running on the treadmill I could feel immediately what I'd describe as shin splits. It wasn't a horrible pain until I got about a mile in and I had to stop. Now I have to say I have not ran ever in my life and that could be part of my problem. I stopped after a mile, or 10 minutes 20 seconds in, and after about 5 minutes or so of resting the pain went away. I have decent shoes , Adidas Super Nova Glide 2, which have nice cushion and support. I am not sure if I need more arch support but I don't feel I need it. If anyone has suggestions on how to avoid shin splits let me know. I am also looking at how to get into running not as permanent thing but to participate in a 5k sometime.