Week of May 04 - May 10
It was a horrible week for me running-wise. I fear I'm O-fficially injured. I either have a severe shin splint or a stress fracture. I'll have to get it x-rayed this week. I noticed something not quite right on Sunday's run in the mountains almost immediately when I started running. I know exactly what happened. It was pretty dumb but after the race last Saturday, I went to a cookout at my brother's house and bounced on the trampoline with Tabby for a while. I didn't stretch or anything...just hopped in there after the race and bounced around for a while, some while actually holding Tabby...so an extra bunch of lbs in my arms, bouncing up and down... Not good. I knew it was happening too. I felt a little twinge while doing it and eventually stopped but the damage was done. I either developed a shin splint or something much worse. Then every day this week was a struggle and it culminated with a pathetic attempt at a run on Saturday. No dice. I can barely get 2 steps without pain. Only 45.1 miles this week, taking a day off, and had to bail on racing. I was originally planning Big Lake Half or the Portsmouth 5k on Saturday and then maybe Mom's on the Run in Dover on Sunday. Those plans obviously went out the window. Not sure what the future will bring if this doesn't start getting better w/ a day or two off...
May 4 (Monday) - 10.3 miles with Darin Brown and Leslie O'Dell from Madison town beach. Did snowmobile trails and some road. Leg was killing me the whole time. Just a continuation of yesterday's pain and suffering. Tried to forget about it but just made things worse.
May 5 (Tuesday) - 8.5 miles with Kevin Tilton. Trails....Corridor 19 / Mason Brook loop. Leg hurts. Only did one run...
May 6 (Wednesday) - 8.0 miles with Kevin Tilton. Trails.... Snowmobile trails from Westside Rd. to Mineral Site. Out and back. Leg really hurting. One run again.
May 7 (Thursday) - 5.2 miles on Madison Rds. Solo. Kept it a flat out and back. Leg killing me. Trying to force it but definitely making it worse. Lunch run was all I could muster.
May 8 (Friday) - 8.1 miles on Madison Rds. Solo. At times I thought it was getting better but then, nope. Alas, one run and barely made it.
May 9 (Saturday) - 5.0 miles on Madison Rds. Solo. Probably the worst day. Running is definitely making things worse.
May 10 (Sunday) - Off. Not even going to try it today. Only my second day off all year. It sucks but if I have any chance of running again, I need to let this heal or at the very least not make it any worse. I can't continue to ignore it and pretend it isn't what it is.