Needed to run 10, ran 3

Woke up early this morning to do a 10 mile training run. Was feeling good when I started, legs were a bit sore, but they have been sore for the last week. So it was expected.

As the run progressed my legs started to feel heavy. I started to feel a bit of pain in my lower left leg. By mile 3 the pain was unbearable. I could not run any longer. I stopped.

I was very disappointed that I could not finish my run. But it was best that I stopped. I didn’t want to injury myself more. The rest of the day was spent icing my sore legs.

Let’s hope that my legs are recovered by the middle of the week, so I can try to get the 10 mile training run in before the half marathon on Saturday.

Posted on June 19, 2011, in 2011, Training and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I know how that goes; believe me we’ve all been there. It was smart to cut the run short at mile 3; absolutely. But it will get better; my friend Mike says the pain in my calves is due to weak muscles. I’m working on that. :)

    Good luck!

  2. The hardest thing in the world can be “shutting it down” on a planned run. I’ve learned a few times that pushing through sharp pain will only sideline you.

    Sucks you had to cut it short, but very wise of you. Feel better soon.

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