4 miles easy running (NOT done - only 1.5 miles in, and today is Tuesday, right?)
5 miles Hills as follows:
Mile 1: 11:00
4 x 2:30 min @ 10:45 at 3% on TM with recoveries of 2:00 min @ 11:00 at 1%
Cool down to 5 miles total at 11:00
5 miles easy running
13 miles Long Run
Miles 1-3: 11:00
Miles 4-6: 10:30
Miles 7-12: 11:00
Mile 13: 10:30 (Really try to push yourself to make this pace at the end of the run – you need to practice pushing yourself when fatigued so you know you can do it during the real deal at Grandma’s) Ice Bath post run please!
Ok, so I started my run yesterday and everything just felt OFF - stride was funky, legs felt weird, I just felt out of whack physically. Not too long into it, my left shin developed some severe pain.... I kept going for a little while to see if it would sort itself out but it wasn't happening so I stopped after 1.5 miles.
My shin was tender to the touch and I was PISSED. Grandma's is only 75 days away!! I still have to build up mileage! Arrrrgghhhh!!
Iced it for a bit (which seemed to help) and went to kettlebell class. Consulted with TenacityChris and she thinks (and I agree, not that I know anything about anything) that the hills of Saturday's long run have made my calves get tight, which is leading to shin pain. I need to nip this in the bud so I don't develop shin splints, or worse, lead to a stress fracture. More ice, quality time with my foam roller, and we'll see how it goes.
Patience, Nora, patience!! Anyone have ideas for other things I should try? Compression socks, maybe??
I'll try to run later today.... and try to keep in perspective that I'm training to run a marathon, not racing to save a life, so let's not sweat the small stuff.
But I can still bitch about it, right?