Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It's been a long Wednesday. The weather was gorgeous, high near 50° F and sunny; the one good thing about scheduling was that I could fit a run in on my lunch hour. Well, almost.
Got a few minutes into the run, and my left calf began to ache. The ache got sharper. Been there with the right calf; the first time past, I ran through this and came up lame, interrupting training for 9 days.
This time I picked a mappable point and slowed to a walk, then walked back to the gym. Total running time, 4:45 for 0.68 miles. Added some walking to make 16 minutes, and did my full set of running stretches afterward. The stretches confirm that it's my soleus that hurts.
Oh, well. I can still walk. I was able to run a short distance later in the 16 minutes, but a sustained run won't work today. I'll test it again on Saturday, and if it isn't enough better I'll turn that test into a walk instead of a run.
Forgoing a run isn't much fun, but it beats not being able to walk for exercise.