This week.. injuries. Not serious, but enough to put me much further behind than I’d like to be. And what did I get? Shin splints. And the way I got them? Really stupid. Like, I’m a complete beginner, but I know better than this, but I did it anyway. Really. Stupid.
See, I got so excited about the first run of the week that I just kept going and didn’t stop to stretch after I’d warmed up. I didn’t get a sufficient stretch afterwards, either, so BAM. That happened.
On top of that, the weather started to change, which means my knees have been ACHING since Friday, so there went almost a whole week of training. Crap. I’m not at all happy about it. However, I did manage to keep up with my core conditioning, so the week wasn’t a total bust.
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: 2 Week Challenge Days 1 & 2
Wednesday: 2 1/4 mile run – NO WALKING INTERVALS!!! I’m pretty sure this is the furthest I’ve ever run without stopping or walking.
Thursday: Core training
Friday: Injury day.
Saturday: Core training
Sunday: Rest Day
My sister got me a jogger as an early birthday present! It’s an awesome Columbia jogger that’s ultra-lightweight (honestly, it doesn’t feel like anything), and it does have a pivoting front wheel (WOO!). I did my 2.25 mile run with it and it felt FANTASTIC.
I’m 2 running days behind schedule. However, I’m on week 7 of C25K, and my first race is in 5 1/2 weeks, so I’m 3 weeks ahead of target.
Shin splints. Eff that. Lesson learned the hard way, BUT lesson learned nonetheless.