Sunday, December 15, 2013

Weekly Recap- December 9-15

This week I ran 5 on Tuesday and 8 on Thursday.  For some reason, my first mile on Tuesday was almost a minute faster than normal.  And I got a really bad side stitch  So bad, that it was still hurting me on Thursday.  (This happened once before during my summer run streak).  I debated running or not, but decided it was something I could run through.  And it was.  It went away sometime Thursday and didn't come back.

But then I also noticed on Wednesday that I was having slight calf pain in my right leg.  Not that noticeable and I didn't really think much about it. But on Friday it started bothering me.  I can really pinpoint what it is.  It feel like when I put pressure anywhere on my foot (step with my heel, step on my tiptoes, step of the front of my foot), it sends a slight shooting pain (up what feels like my leg bone).  At first it was just up to my knee.  I thought maybe it was just tight calves so I've been using the trigger point therapy ball to massage the heck out of my legs and been wearing compression sleeves.  I decided to skip my run on Saturday.  I feel like a slacker, but I keep telling myself that it's only a 12 miler and better to rest now.  But today the pain is shooting all the way to my hip.  Anytime I go up a step or put pressure on it a certain way.  Its not a stabbing pain or throbbing pain.  Nothing extreme like my knee or heel pain or my shin splints were when I had them last year.  But it's there and its bugging me and I don't know if its something to run through or to rest.

I feel like I am a complaining machine.  I feel like something is always hurting.  And I hate being like that.  Physically, I want to run without pain again.  Mentally, I hate feeling like a complainer. 

I think I'm going to take this week off of running again.  I have a 20 miler this weekend and I want it to go away before then.

Anyone have any idea of what it could be???

Tuesday-- 5 miles in 51:09 (Mile 1: 9:19, Mile 2: 10:45, Mile 3: 10:11, Mile 4: 10:56, Mile 5: 10:25, average pace: 10:19)

Thursday--8 miles in 1:24:09 (Mile 1: 9:37, Mile 2: 11:00, Mile 3: 10:37, Mile 4: 10:54, Mile 5: 11:02, Mile 6: 10:22, Mile 7: 10:35, Mile 8: 10:00, average pace: 10:31)

Total miles this week: 13
Total miles in 2013: 613.49
Total miles: 1038.98


  1. I don't know what it is, but I do know that running through pain is often a bad idea. Good that you are resting it

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