I actually think I messed up the weeks and last week might be week 15, but for the sake of the blog, let’s stay in order
Last week of training went decent. After my long run (18 miles woo!) my shin pain got worse. So this week I took off Monday and Tuesday to give my shin a rest….hopefully I can complete all runs this week and hit 46-48 next week, then pe8? ak at 50. But we shall see.
Here’s last week’s training:
Monday: Easy 4 miles
Tuesday: 8.3 miles, 5 at tempo pace. Was around 10:00/ mile. But I don’t know. My mom’s watch said like 10:10-10:15, and my Strava app said 9:48 average pace…soooo…I’ll take the 9:48? I love this trail!
Thursday: 18 miles! Longest run yet and felt great. Just took it easy. Ran the last mile on the treadmill because it got slow, and so I did that at a faster pace. I HOPE I can speed up in the last miles of the marathon like I’ve been practicing.
Friday: 0.5 miles. Yes, a half mile. I got out a half mile and had to turn back and walk a half mile home because my left shin was hurting with every step. Figured let’s just stop and walk back…not worth it.
Saturday: 5.5 miles. Was nervous whether I’d be able to do this or have to take the weekend off because of my shin. But my team had a XC meet out in PA, and while they did their walk-thru and warm-up, I ran myself.
Sunday: 3 miles.
TOTAL MILES: 38.8 miles
Disappointed because I wanted to hit 45 miles, but what can you do. Hoping my tempo run today goes well and with not much pain!
Do you have any nagging pains or injuries? I have literally had this shin issues since high school. My PT says it’s just from not addressing these biomechanical issues since then, but it’s fixable. I hope!
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