DMT W8 D7 - 11 miles
Hey, getittogetherg… Shorts!! ;) I just need to find some that I don’t have to adjust every tenth of a mile. And get a small body glide to carry with me. :-O
So I’m sure you’ve all noticed I haven’t posted my training in two days. Friday was a wash. Less than a mile before my shin splint reared it’s ugly head.
Yesterday I skipped a run for the first time in 8 weeks of training… I didn’t even try. I hesitated in my decision I take a rest day, but my quads weren’t getting better. They weren’t worse, but they weren’t improving.
Turns out my instincts to take a rest day were spot on. Woo!
I actually did feel some residual pain as I started out this morning. I also felt a dull ache in my shin. However, I noticed my pace was faster than usual (especially for this fucking heat) so I slowed down to avoid wearing out fast. It turns out that helped my legs warm up and the pain practically vanished.
I was able to run the remainder without trouble! Such a relief!!!
Unfortunately the heat & humidity was overwhelming and within 2-3 miles I was beyond overheated. I knew 11 miles was out of the question so I cut my route short and aimed for the 5 I skipped yesterday. Success!!
I’m not upset about not getting in the 11. Now that my leg is better (still not sure it’s 100%) I know that I am capable of the 11. I’m not afraid of 11 miles. My only nerves today were about the pain that was keeping me from the miles.
Now that I’ve overcome that I can talk to Coach about trying for the 11 tomorrow… It would be nice to be able to really take advantage of the three day weekend. :)