As much as I wanted to just get out there and run and run and run this morning, I reigned myself in. Instead of the 3.5 mile run that I would have completed had I not had shin issues….I was disciplined and did a 2 mile loop and only ran about .6 of it.
Here are my total stats (I didn’t use my Nike+, so they are rough)
Time: 29 minutes
Pace: 14.5 Min/Mil
Distance: 2 miles
Temp outside: 35 degrees.
My shin feels pretty good. I have a little bit of ice on it now, but it felt good during my short run. My foot with plantar fasciitis on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be exhibiting anysort of change, although I know the only thing to help that is time and proper shoes, I have iced it as well.
I thought alot about my breathing and my stride this morning. I know that most pain and issues during running stem from how your foot strikes the ground, how your knee does or doesn’t turn, what your hips do. I am really considering joining a training team for the half that I hope to do in June, as it includes coaches and info that I think will be valuable.
So where do I go from here? Just keep running. A little at a time.