First long run in a while

by - Saturday, May 05, 2007

Time: 60:28
Length: 5 miles (approx.)

It's been a long time since I've done a long run. With softball on Saturdays I just really haven't been going. Plus since I'm only training for a 1/2 this time, I don't really need to be training too hardcore yet. But because today was a bye week in softball I decided it was time to go out for a nice easy long run.

Overall, the run went well. I had to stop aobut 1/2 way through though because my calves were getting really tight and I was developing a shin splint in my left leg. So walked to the nearest telephone pole and stretched it out for a few minutes. I started off slowly after that and I could still sense the tenderness, but after about 10 minutes it seemed to go away completely, and as a result I was able to pick up the pace a little bit. I definitely finished stronger than I started which is great!

I have to write a paper and start a take home final this weekend, but other than that there isn't too much going on. Summer is sooooo close!

And a huge shout out to Joe who is running his first half marathon tomorrow!

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  1. Great job on the run!

  2. Nice job on the run!! Ugh, I hate it when the calves tighten like that. I used to be too embarrassed to stop and stretch where I thought people could see but not anymore. :>)

  3. Thanks for the shout out!