Running Log Week 2

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Big challenge this week, but also great progress! The big challenge was that I got shin splints 🙁 . This was not fun and soooo painful. This is the reason I did not run Thursday or Friday, instead I just stretched and iced my legs in the morning and before bed. Still trying to figure out what may have caused the shin splits, but at least my runs on Saturday and Sunday were 100% pain free!

I was so happy after completing my Sunday run because I felt and I experienced my first running progress! I ran at a faster pace on Sunday and I felt really good during my entire run.

Total Weekly Mileage: 18+

Tuesday

  • Mileage: 4.02 miles
  • Time: 47:03
  • Course: Flat outside run around Palo Alto neighborhood.
  • Feelings: Not sure why, but felt unmotivated and exhausted.

Thursday

I skipped Thursday’s run and did not make it up on Friday. 🙁

Saturday

  • Mileage: 10 miles
  • Time: 2:26
  • Course: Stanford Dish
  • Feelings: This was a rough run. I ran at the 10 miles at the Dish which was probably not the best idea. It’s a very hilly course and I’ve been told its good training for the SF Marathon, but I think it was a little to early to introduce this run to my schedule.

Sunday

  • Mileage: 4.03 miles
  • Time: 45:15 – This is a whole minute faster than my 4 mile run last Tuesday!
  • Course: Flat outside run around Palo Alto neighborhood.
  • Feelings: This run felt great! I had good weather and I was excited because I was running at a pretty fast pace and still felt good.