I am training for my death in the Ragnar. During my training I've started getting shin splints worse than I've ever gotten them before and my foot/leg hinge kiiiilllls after awhile - Usually for the first 1.5 miles I am in agony and unless I take drugs before I start OR walk and cry the rest of my run then I don't finish.
I've asked a bunch of people what they think and the common answer is shoes. So I'm beginning my search for a pair of new running shoes. So here is my question: Have you ever been fitted for a pair of running shoes? I mean where you go to a running store and they make you do a couple different things to determine the type of shoe you need. If yes, where? How was it? What'd they do?
If no, why not? Would you?
Any tips or pointers would be much appreciated!