It’s been a little bit of a rocky week in terms of running. My calves and shins were quite aggravated and sore on and off all week. I’ve been barely warding off impending shin splints and compartment syndrome. Though I know I probably should take off running completely for 2-3 days, I feel like I have to get this last long run in before I establish a recovery plan.
My performance has really left little to be desired. Even though I cut my mileage way back, I had a lot of difficulty. I even had to resort to walking a mile this week just to keep my streak going. Maybe another week of scaled-back runs will hopefully do the trick so I can get back to upping my weekly mileage again. This time, I think I’ll take it a little slower.
Today I’m going to finish up the week with a long run I’ve been planning to do since I started running. It is, unfortunately, an out-and-back that runs along the river on the rail trail. It’s a little over 5 miles each way, so it should end up being 10-11 miles. I’m really looking forward to this one as it’s sort of a big milestone to me since I’ve been planning it for so long. I hope my legs hang in there for this one last long run of the week!