Tuesday morning, I set off for a easy 4 mile run. After about 1 mile, my shin started to cramp. It wasn’t a shin split, but a serious cramp. I stopped and stretched my calves with a few lunges and calf dips on the curb. The pain subsided a bit, but my left shin was still tender.
For this 4 mile run, I decided to not stop for water. As I mentioned in my Sunday post, I am trying to build up my endurance by running farther before stopping for water. It’s a good strategy to improve my time, right? Unfortunately, I began salivating like Pavlov’s dogs when I passed my usually water stops. How sad am I?
Despite my thirst and shin situation, I had a pretty decent time.
Average Pace: 9:37
The past two days, my 3 y.o has been sick with strep. Since my shins seem to be telling me they need a break, I elected to use this time as a little rest and squeeze in some core training. Hopefully, the rest will allow me to score a PB at Saturday’s race.