Shin splint prevention
: Mayo Clinic suggests checking shoes, cross-training with lower impact [swim, bike, walk], and strength work by raising up on your toes, leg press etc.
Try running barefoot or in minimal shoes, landing on the balls of your feet, not the heels. The impact on your body is way less. Start small and gentle - on grass if you can find it.
Would walking on your toes/ balls of feet be a helpful exercise? Minor impact, balance issues [esp on natural/ uneven surfaces]. I'm going to guess that it's helpful, but that there's something more useful that I'm overlooking. Sprint speed
: Everybody's trying to sell something - their programs, their equipment. Digging thru the hype to find what works is hard. A few ideas:
- 2 elements make up your speed: stride length and stride frequency.
- If you reach out too far in front with your leg, it acts as a brake, and slows you a little.
- Way to increase stride frequency is to work on speed of lifting the knee - fast twitch muscles in the quads
- Training for speed is different than training for endurance. Most weight training is endurance.
Can't help with finding flow locations