I just changed shoes. Maybe it is the shoes.
Maybe it is the snow. Maybe I’m running funny.
Maybe something else is wrong…
I stopped to stretch my calf and shin and it helped a bit. A concerned runner asked if everything was okay, which was nice of him. I got back to work feeling a bit defeated and worried.
Thursday: 6 x 2 min intervals
I really didn’t know what to expect with running intervals. I promised myself that if the pathways were as crappy as they were the day before I wouldn’t run. I also promised myself that if my shin hurt that I would immediately stop and turn around. I wasn’t going to mess around with running intervals if things were hurting. And oh yeah…it was -6°C (21°F) out. Brr! Luckily the pathways were so much better as it looked like they finally threw some salt down to get rid of most of the ice. I ran my 10 min warm up at a nice and easy pace and everything felt pretty good so I continued on with the workout. This run felt so much better than my slow optional run the day before! And despite the chilly temperature it actually didn’t feel too bad out. I was well bundled up, the sun was out, and thankfully it wasn’t too windy otherwise it might have been quite miserable. Anyhow, fingers crossed that all is okay with the shin and Wednesday’s run was just a weird fluke.
As for the rest of the week I’ve got a rest day today. Tomorrow is a 2:00 run with 3 x 15:00 at marathon race pace with 10:00 aerobic running between race pace efforts. Should be a good one! Sunday is Grey Cup – the Superbowl of the Canadian Football League! Last year we had the Great Grey Cup-Cake Off. This year we are working around the theme of Montreal vs. Calgary and it promises good times!