That’s pretty much where I spent the day – way up on cloud 9. It was glorious!
To begin with the weather was absolutely perfect this morning. I didn’t have to wake up super early to beat the heat, so I set off around 6:30. It was still only about 65 degrees at that point. The most perfect running weather I’ve had so far.
Once I got going – you should really see me when I first start running; it starts off as a gimpy limp/run – I could tell I would definitely be able to make it the full 9 miles on my training schedule. The weather was brisk so I wasn’t sweating to death for a change, and my legs felt great. I felt mostly comfortable the whole time – just enjoying the day and the fact that I was actually running this far and little to no pain in my shin(s).
By the way, it seems I’ve come up with a solution to my shin splits. The equation goes something like this:
Icing + Bio Relief + Zensah calf sleeves + more icing + Bio Relief again + shin brace for at least a few hours
It’s a lengthy process but totally worth it because I have zero leg pain right now! I finally cracked the code.
I’m so incredibly proud of myself. I finished up in about 1:56. Not fast by any means, but my goal isn’t to run for time at this point.
I love getting up for my long run and actually achieving my goal – it makes the rest is the weekend so much sweeter. Looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow and enjoying a lazy day!
Did you run long today or was it a rest day for you? If so, how far and how did it go?