July 21, 2008
somehow I knew it couldn't last
sore leg. aaarrrrggggh. It's been bothering me almost 2 weeks, getting a little worse every few days. It doesn't make me limp or alter my gait, but it does hurt some and I am terrified it will become a stress fracture, and when I worry it hurts even more. Saturday I was supposed to run 17 - 10 easy + 7@MP. But I felt that leg every step, and I ended up running only 5 of the 7 MP miles at MP. The fact that I miscalculated and ran almost 2.5 miles extra didn't help any, either.
Yesterday I decided to play it smart and bag the 5mi recovery run entirely. But this morning my leg still hurt, and once again I didn't quite make the planned workout. It was supposed to be 5 easy + 2 in 13:40, but once again the leg was manageably sore throughout the easy miles and I worried about the faster stuff to come. At 5 miles I picked it up, and after a half-mile noticed that the leg no longer hurt (!) but I just couldn't hold the pace. I ended up with 6:59 and 7:05 for the last 2 miles. arrrggggghhhhh.
Posted by joe positive at July 21, 2008 8:54 AM
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