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Failed Run

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.
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  • MAGGIE101857
    Proud of you that you continue to listen to your body and recognize that working through the pain isn't a good thing! emoticon I know you'll be back running "with us" in the future!!!
    2195 days ago
    I hope it's nothing too serious! Take care!
    2195 days ago
    I hear your frustration. "Why won't my body do what I used to do with ease?" Been having a few of those moments myself this year.

    Remember Goal #1... and you're being wise!
    2195 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    Perhaps contact a sports doctor get it seen to and know what sort of injury your up against and the correct procedure to avoid it getting worse..
    2195 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2012 10:30:52 PM
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