I'm pretty positive I have shin splints, which has happened before when I've started running. My buddy and I were still planning to go to kickboxing tonight, and I was going to tell the teacher I couldn't run, only it turns out she pulled something in her back the other night.
And she's 22 and teeny, so it's not just because I'm old and decrepit and overweight. This is some intense stuff and we need to be careful.
Which begs the question, what kind of ridiculousness does he put his "Elite Training" class through? I can't even imagine.
So we probably won't go tonight, which is a shame, because I wanted to get in the workout and, despite the pain, I am really enjoying the kickboxking/Cross Fit experience.
Here's a couple of questions for you: have you had shin splints? How long did it take you to get over them? When you started running/walking again, did they come back?