Wednesday, October 8, 2014
In 2012 when someone told me "you should pay attention to that shin pain...don't run the 20 miler, you're good" I went ahead and ran it anyway. And within a day I knew it was a mistake...and attempted to recover by not running the remaining three weeks. My shin started hurting early in the race and I spent the rest of the race cursing the foiled ending to my PR-heavy training season. This year, I've still struggled with shin stuff and have leaned heavily on a run/walk approach. My shins haven't hurt as much in September. A week ago from last Sunday I ran my scheduled 12 miler and felt pretty good. Run/walk, yes. But I noticed later in the day and the next day that I felt unusually sore for such a short distance (relatively speaking.) A week ago today I went to run 3 miles--admittedly after very little sleep, in the middle of the day and just generally not a good scene that I was working with--but EVERY STEP HURT. Knees. Shins. Everything. And I haven't run since. I'm sure I'll be fine, but it's messing with my head a little bit.
Posted by Lindy at 1:02 PM