Well…I didn’t trade in my shoes for a bike, but I did slooooooow down my training. I took myself back about a month, and ran 2 miles this morning. Instead of running almost 10 miles this week, I am going to run about 6.3. I’m also going to slowly increase my mileage. Instead of the standard 10% per week, I’m bumping that down to 5%.
My shins felt pretty good this morning. I didn’t have any pain during my run, and I immediately came home and iced them. I did randomly get pain in the shower!? I was facing forward and twisted my torso only to reach something behind me, and when I did that I got a pain in my shin? It was weird. They don’t hurt now though. I’m hoping that having a few good days of rest and slowing down my training keeps the pain at bay.
Here are my run stats:
Pace: 14.45 min/mil (oh yeah, and I ran really slowly and tried to focus on my gait)
Distance: 2 miles
Temp outside: 35 degrees.
I have to admit, I was sort of feeling defeated this morning, and like I’ll never run a half marathon. I know that isn’t the attitude to have. I kept reminding myself that slowing down, or even walking is not quitting. Not getting out of bed at all is quitting!