|Ran outside today.|
I got to run outside today which doesn't sound like much except that I've been doing a lot more treadmill work than I liked when I was out of town last week. That means of course that my shins hurt and that I didn't get any GPS data to use so no Bim posts while on the treadmill.
The winter months are what are putting the most fear into me about running. I dislike the treadmill quite a bit, not because it's boring but because I hurt after I run on one and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I thought it was pace, but it doesn't seem to matter if I slow it down or speed it up. My shins hurt when I treadmill it.
Today when I ran after two day break going into Week 5 of C25k my shins and calves were still sore from the run 3 days ago! I'd gotten a massage yesterday and the massage therapist commented on how tight my left leg was and he worked to fix it. I'm going to try to go back again tomorrow. I think it helps and it's certainly relaxing. Highly recommend massages to anybody with tension. (The real kind, not the "with happy ending" kind.)
So, sore, I ran today, intent on not pushing too hard. Don't want to over-train and cripple myself out of running so soon. I ran gentle with short steps and high turnover and did OK. I felt fine even at the end of the run. It was more running than last week, and the next day of running is even longer, 3 8 minute sections I think it is!!! Maybe just two. I have to look. I wasn't any more or less sore after I ran so the running wasn't a mistake. That's where I was going with that. I got side-tracked.
Continuing to run, not looking forward to winter and the treadmill, but looking forward to continued running. I said to my roommate today that I put the elite in athelite (sic). He laughed and politely disagreed. He's seen my running form. :)
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