It seems like last year when I last ran when actually its only been 26 days since the Toronto Marathon. My shin splint was feeling better as I've been icing, stretching (sort of) and massaging. I haven't done any of the runs on my schedule but they were only 30 minutes so no big deal. This morning I felt I could run so I ran the Rammerville loop which is normally a 34 minute run which is about 6 km.
I started off as a slow jog and my shins were sore but I kept running as I hoped the pain would go away....it didn't. Next, according to my Polar, my heart rate was 165 beats per minute, even though I was running at a 7:00 km\min pace (very slow). Stupid Polar. I stopped running and my heart rate dropped to 16 beats per minute. Eventually I turned off my watch. Do I really need to monitor my 6 km run? This was a tough run and I couldn't believe how hard it was to run. How long ago did I run a marathon?
I got home and used the roller on my shin.....PAIN!!! I emailed Kevin (chiropractor) to see if he had any appointments this morning. He responded 30 minutes later saying that he had time at 9:20 am. Not bad considering it was 7:00 am when I emailed him. What service!! Anyways, he proceeded to kill me as he worked on my shins. I brought my ice pack with me so I could throw it in the freezer at work and ice throughout the day. I knew it was going to be painful and it was!
Tonight I talked to coach to give him an update on my status and looks like Muskoka Long Course (June 26th) is out as I can barely run. My next race is Calgary 70.3 and is about six weeks out and that could be in jeopardy if I don't heal in time. I also talked about