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MARATHON Training Week 2 - Compression Socks Rock!

Monday, January 14, 2013

So, after my revelation this week about the need to take care of my d@mn legs if I want to keep doing this run thang, I a pleased to report although the shin splint is still annoying it appears to be doing better.

I am fully convinced that this was as a result of these fancy dancy compression socks by Tommie Copper. They are genius seriously! All this time I was in the dark, compression is KING! I don't know if it has anything to do with the brand or anything but it really does relieve the pain. I am now starting to be convinced that this marathon thing is really happening and that injuries are not for me...HOORAY!

Anyhow, here are the stats from last week...

Monday - rest
Tuesday - 3M outside, 27:34
Wednesday - 5M run treadmill, 42:16mins
Thursday - 5M run treadmill, 42:16mins
Friday - gym workout, still lifting, cross train
Saturday - 9M run, Cranston track, 78mins, woohoo!
Sunday - 3M loop, 27:12

So with my renewed belief that I can train I am thinking that this scale back week should be done on the treadmill. It would appear that the treadmill does not seem to hurt my shin as badly which will allow me to let it recover a bit this week. Plus I am not adding any mileage anyway so why not. The dreadmill can be extremely boring but it is probably in my best interest.
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    Glad the compression socks are helping!! Shin splints are no fun!
    1985 days ago
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    WooHoo!!! That's good news. I keep hearing good things about compression socks....I just might have to put them on my shopping/wish list.
    1986 days ago
    WHOHOO!!! I have a pair of compression socks that I use after a long run and they do make a BIG difference! So glad you found something that works!
    1986 days ago
    I have heard great things about comprehension socks. They are on my "to buy" list for running gear. Lol!

    1987 days ago

    I LOVE compression socks. They are expensive but obviously worth it. I wore them during and a different pair after my long runs.

    Keep it up... IT's going to happen and you'll be so ready!!!

    1987 days ago
    Sweet news! I thought of you this weekend. I did something to my calf on the treadmill so I borrowed DHs compression sleeve. Seriously, they work!! I guess the cutesy girls socks are my next running splurge.
    Hope the dreadmill week goes quickly.
    1987 days ago
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