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