Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Leg Pain Receding Like....

Jason's hair line (just kidding baby!)

Today was 7 miles with 8x100m thown in for fun. I have been running in my new Brooks Adrenalines for the past three runs and today I really felt the difference. Hardly any shin pain which is nice and the pain I had on the inner lower leg was a lot les. I have really been worrying about my leg pain with the marathon approaching, but it looks like the Saucony's I was running in were the culprit. That and now that I am running a bit less with the taper my legs are having the opportunity to heal up.

Anyways, we are working 4-midnight (I have two shifts that I have to make up for a friend) so we went running around 10am. We ran for about 2.5 miles and then stopped to stretch for about 2 minutes and the continued onto the track. We started sprinting the straightaways and then walking along the curved portions. After the second one I turned around and noticed Jason farther behind me than I was expecting. Apparently he had slightly pulled his groin muscle and so smartly decided to just slowly run the last three laps and stretch after each lap. I continued on with the strides and while they were "ok" I felt really winded which was wierd. I don't think I was recovering enough after each one, but whatever. We both finished about the same time. Ran about 2 more miles and walked another 1 mile to get back to the house.

Jason is currently enjoying the ice bath he is in and I am off to ice massage my shins to keep them feeling healthy.

(I am VERY happy that my legs felt better today!!!! Just wanted to re-interate that :-) )


Josh said...

I'm so happy to hear that the pain is subsiding! Woooo whooo!

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Keep rubbing that ice
into your shin
a marathon medal
you will win

Firefly's Running said...

Leah, please send that energy. I need it...big time.