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Shin splints, a nagging injury that doesn't have to sideline exercise
Shin splints, a nagging injury that doesn't have to sideline exercise

Normally, Melissa Lane keeps her exercise regimen steady and moderate: a little CrossFit, a little jogging. Slow jogging. Then, in February, Lane had a fun idea: She would add interval training on the weekends with her boys, ages 10 and 13. They'd walk a minute, then sprint a minute, doing 10 cycles of each up and down the sidewalk outside their Culver City home. To give each boy private time with her, Lane walked and ran with them separately, getting in 40 cycles each weekend. The kids loved it. After a couple of weekends of this, Lane's shins did not. She had developed shin splints, the bane of many an athlete who has taken up a new pursuit too enthusiastically, too...

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