Went down to run eight on the mill and realized after 3.5 that the warmth in my right achilles was telling me to pull the plug at five miles. I did. It took half a mile to warm-up, my right shin and achilles are tight.
There we go, got the bag of frozen peas on it now. Feels good to ice and will hopefully speed recovery. The cold virus lingers, I have taken three shots of Roby (Robitussin) and along with the other methods, it seems to get better. More energy, still a fair amount of phlegm and coughing and sore lower back.
As of yesterday we were discussing whether or not 20 miles on the Boston Marathon course is a good idea this weekend. My thoughts are if the cold virus goes away and the achilles, it should clear as it's been four complete days since the incident. Then the shin is livable, but stupidly there. So, if I do nothing with the shin, will it eventually go away or get worse? Lately it's been icing the area and upon massage it doesn't feel like much there. But, on first running it's a dull mild pain that goes away after warmed up. My thoughts are back to when it first occurred running on the narrow Maynard HS track doing 50 laps, actually noted feeling this a week before. Further research places the New Balance 767's being received about then. Could it be the shoes, it's one thing I should pay better attention to. So, since October I finished up using the earlier version of NB's then switched to the 767's and increased training. Several variables.
The 767's might have at worst case 810 miles on them, let's say they had 75% of that, it would be 608 miles. Hey, that's still above the 500 mile rule of thumb. I better get some new shoes to continue. There is a shop in one of the western burbs here I want to try. I recently read a section of "Running to the Top" about shoes and have a new perspective on the shoe companies and sales. Stay tuned and advise, please on your experience of what works.
Distance: am, Treadmill, 5 Miles, 39:32, 7:52, 146 AHR
4 days ago