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    Trying to get back into it !
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    Hey everyone,
    
    I am a beginner to running and struggle with my ability to maintain my running on a regular basis. This tends to be due to family and work commitments. As a result, I often get into my running and get my miles up to about 20 miles per week (four 5 mile runs) before, for whatever reason, not running for another week or two. I often find myself struggling with shin splints and was wondering if this is related to the stop/start nature of my running? I also noticed that 2 weeks ago I was able to run 5 miles with little difficulty on the tradmill, but yesterday (after a two week gap) struggled to run 1 mile! Is this usual? Also, I'm not at a point where I NEED to lose weight and, following conversations with my wife, am more determined than ever to get training properly. What's the best way to do this? Should I justy pick up at 5 miles where I stopped, or do I need to gradually build up again?
    
    Apologies for the long winded message! 
     
    Hey everyone,
    
    I am a beginner to running and struggle with my ability to maintain my running on a regular basis. This tends to be due to family and work commitments. As a result, I often get into my running and get my miles up to about 20 miles per week (four 5 mile runs) before, for whatever reason, not running for another week or two. I often find myself struggling with shin splints and was wondering if this is related to the stop/start nature of my running? I also noticed that 2 weeks ago I was able to run 5 miles with little difficulty on the tradmill, but yesterday (after a two week gap) struggled to run 1 mile! Is this usual? Also, I'm not at a point where I NEED to lose weight and, following conversations with my wife, am more determined than ever to get training properly. What's the best way to do this? Should I justy pick up at 5 miles where I stopped, or do I need to gradually build up again?
    
    Apologies for the long winded message!
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