- Sun Runner and I had a lunch date yesterday at Whole Foods & REI. The food was fantastical and REI left me rather unimpressed. I guess I was expecting more runner porn. *shrugs*
- I'm glad ya'll enjoyed the Leg Gremlins yesterday, but for real, this is how I feel. I'm kinda at my wits end with all the random lower leg issues I'm having. My shooting pains and crippling aches have been traveling around my legs with no rhyme or reason and there's only so much I can handle before I need to seriously re-assess my goals for the training cycle. I don't have insurance, nor will I anytime soon, so the last thing I need, is to end up with a serious injury. Races are but short term goals, Running is a way of life. There will always be another marathon to run, another chance to attempt a BQ, but I won't always have the opportunity to do so if I don't take care of that which enable me to make it to the Finish Line in the first place.
- That being said I want to recap Monday's run: The Hill Workout Replacement. Coach had me run a pace workout instead of: 2 M W/U, 30 min @ RP and a 1 M C/D. After having not run in almost 5 days I was anxious to say the least... The morning was cool and clear, I cautiously headed out acutely aware of every foot fall and muscle strain. I took the first 2 miles easy with an exact pace of 9:32 and as the second mile beeped I ramped up to race pace... or rather just under... and kept it there, effortlessly for almost 4 miles before it was time to cool down. Every joyous step taken was pain free, euphoric bliss. I hadn't had a run like that since Gasparilla training cycle. It left a smile on my face and felt like the heavens were shining down from above!
...and then 4 hours later the pimp limp was back with such a venegance I wished I had rememebered my gold plated, diamond studded cane. Bling, Bling, B*tches!
This was when I realized I had Leg Gremlins, because the unyielding pain of death shooting up from my right ankle was a new pain, not the calf issues of last week... or the shin pain before that... or the Lankle pain that started this all...
D@mn Leg Gremlins.
16 Miles on deck for Saturday... maybe.