Running Journal

February 18th, 2013: First Run. Stress-reliever, a “free run”. 20 mins. Bad mistake. Ankle pains 5 mins in, 15 mins in I turned around. Lots of mini breaks. Stretched a muscle in my thigh the wrong way as I had a lot of shooting pain there later in the day.

February 21st, 2013: First Run on Kara Goucher’s Program. 5 min speed walk / { 2 min run, 1 min walk } x 7. 5 min walk to cool down. No pain, slight tightness in right shin. Worried about shin splints with the paths im running, tend to get a little hilly. So took a few days off.

February 24th, 2013:   Day 2 of program. 5 min speed walk / { 2 min run, 1 min walk } x 7. 5 min walk to cool down. Shins still rather tight. Sore quads (but in a good way!)

February 28th, 2013: Day 3 of program. 5 min speed walk / { 2 min run, 1 min walk } x 7. 5 min walk to cool down. Shins tight, left ankle pain started up again on last round of running. I think it was due to me pushing my speed a bit. Ran more hills today as well. Learned my lesson!

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Been taking it very slow! Starting off, I’ve found that I still have as much endurance as I did before, which is so surprising to me. I feel like I could go forever, but I know the shin splints will return so I’m pacing myself with this program because running is the only thing that’s keeping my mind sane these days. First week of the Program complete! On to the next one on Saturday, suppose to be really nice and sunny out again which makes my runs that much better =)

-C

Posted on Thursday, February 28th at 05:12PM

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