I want to jump up and down for joy thinking that we’re almost to February. I’m praying to mother nature that it warms up next month so I can run outside more routinely! I can’t complain to much, I haven’t been too at odds with the treadmill lately, but I’m dying to run without freezing. I’m also dying to run without this dang calf pain that won’t go away. Last night it started working it’s way to my shin, even with compression sleeves on. It definitely affected my training last week.
Monday: Icy roads + a closed gym = rest
Tuesday: 8 x 600 w/ 300 recovery, .5 mi WU, .64 CD. 5 mi total. Arm and ab weights, 1:00 plank
Wednesday: 4 outside miles!, 38:47. I had to take advantage of the sunshine and mild temps and soak up some Vitamin D. Headed to the gym for leg, arm, and ab weights. 1:15 plank
Thursday: 2 miles, 30 minutes on the bike. This was supposed to be a tempo day, but my calf was absolutely killing me and I forgot my calf sleeves. I was really bummed after this! So bummed that I headed to the bar for wings and a drink. Yes, that’s how I cope with a bad workout lately.
Friday: Rest – woke up with my calf and shin really hurting. After struggling to even walk down the stairs, I decided to take the day off.
Saturday: 30 minutes on the bike, weights. I went to the bf’s gym with him and all the treadmills were taken. Therefore I didn’t get my run in…I should have gone outside because the temps weren’t too bad, but after too many Heady Toppers the night before, my body probably would have revolted anyways.
Sunday: 6 miles, 10:20ish pace. I hit the emergency switch of the treadmill three times so I had to keep restarting the machine. What a pain!
Weekly total: 17 miles
I totally jinxed myself when on Thursday I got so excited about being scheduled to run 30 miles last week. While I am really disappointed that I wasn’t able to get all my runs in, I need to listen to my body. I’ve become stumped with my leg pain. Foam rolling and using trigger point (at work) hasn’t helped and the pain has spread forward. Thankfully compression does make it feel a little better. I’m also retiring my pureflows for the week to run with a little more cushion.
This week I’m going to cut down on the miles a little to see if I can get the pain to dissipate. I’m
kinda sorta really way off from my training plan, so I don’t know if I’m going to continue trying to follow the Hanson’s Half Marathon Method or switch to a lower mileage plan. Thankfully I still have 11 weeks until my half!
How was your training last week? Am I the only one with recurring calf pain?