The curse of street warriors is shin splints, which account for about one-third of running injuries.
A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise identifies narrow iliotibial (IT) ligaments and weak hip abductor muscles as culprits. The study, which followed two years of college cross country runners, found that those who tend to shin splints had less flexibility in their IT tapes and only 66 percent of the abductor power of their painless counterparts Sitting Day
To stretch the IT tape, place one foot over the other, grab your arm over your head, and lean toward your front leg.
Spice up abductors, make monster walks: Stand shoulder-width apart with your feet, a small resistance band around your ankles, your knees slightly bent. Move your right foot to the side followed by the left foot. Take 1
If this does not work, slow down your litter. They may be too far and too heavy for your abilities. Simplify your training schedule.