Posts Tagged ‘shin splits’

Good morning everybody! I definitely beat myself up last night with that run! It feels great to know that I completed my 5 miles but in result of not doing it at a normal time of the day, I am exhausted. Probably also because I didn’t get in bed until 4 in the morning and am waking up with my lips being really chapped and painful.

My body is and is not reacting to this run. How do I feel right now? Do I think I can get up and go on another run. Yes I can if I keep in mind my posture and focus on improving my breathing techniques. I’ve plastered all over this blog about my hacking cough. That is mainly (I think) because I’m not able to breathe in the fashion that I need to. Maybe it’s my stuffy nose that’s doing some of this!

Last night there was a post I saw and really wanted to share with y’all today just in case you don’t read this blog. The blog is called, “Run Free Forever” and there was a really good post about shin splits. I didn’t think I should re-invent the wheel especially when there’s one that talks about the very things I think needs to be pointed out. When you have an issue with shin splits, you might have been trying to avoid them. But now the question is, what do you do about it???

– Stretches that help focus on that part of your leg

– Wearing correct shoes

– Drills (something I don’t know much about)

– Increasing your milage too quickly, you should increase no more than 10 percent a week.

Check out the full post at Run Free Forever!


Disappointing Run

Posted: February 8, 2013 in Daily Running
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While the word disappointing shouldn’t ever be before the word run, that’s what happend to me today. I got on the TM and ran a 11:28 mile. While that’s faster than my race pace, I didn’t seem to be too bothered by the pace which is a good thing but then I started to have shin pain. I decided to stop running and take a break. I’m going to ice my legs and then maybe try again.

I guess that’s one bad thing about having a race pace of 11:55 is you hold yourself to that expectation. I ran mostly at a 11 minute mile pace which didn’t bother me. It could be my posture on the TM that caused me to start hurting so I might try to run outside in about an hour. Keeping my fingers crossed for a better run! Want to run about 3 or 4 miles today.