I tried to avoid posting this since I know there are other threads. I've followed most suggestions in previous threads and I'm still having problems with these symptoms related to my running.
Originally I was working on my 2-mile time running with no incline on a treadmill for 30 mins. I got to about 6.7mph for 30 mins and thats the first time I was afflicted with what I've determined to be shin splints. After doing some research on here and through google I decided to do low impact cardio for 2 weeks, did cold/hot treatments and purchased a neoprene wrapper for my calfs.
So after 2 weeks on the elliptical my legs were back to normal, or so they appeared, I started at 5.0 MPH with a 2% incline to simulate running outdoors, and over the next couple of weeks I've worked my way back upto 6 MPH. But I can only run for 22 minutes and my legs are absolutely killing me again.
I do have moderately flat feet and tend to overpronate so I purchased a Nike running shoe that is designed for those conditions: Nike DART 8. These apparently haven't helped since Im back with aching legs.
I really need to work on my running for the PFT but this seems to be a major road block. I don't ship until January so I still have some time, but I know the times I need to run are going to take time to build up to. Should I take a few more weeks off high impact cardio or can anyone offer any additional suggestions?