I have a question for those of you out there that are experienced runners. Actually this could be for anyone that runs more than me….which is…well… everyone.
When I’m running I start out fairly smooth but before long (3 to 6min) I can hear my feet slapping against the floor more than before. This gets steadily worse as the run progresses. Simultaneously and the likely reason for the slapping, I feel a tightness in my shin. It doesn’t hurt. Doesn’t feel strained or pained. It just feels as if it is in constant tension.
So my question….is this normal for a beginner? Does this improve over time or am I doing something wrong that I need to fix before it becomes a bad habit?
Thanks for your input!