Tuesday, February 27, 2007

3 miles, 9 min pace

I am a little worried about the pain in my left shin/calf. I was hoping it was just a one or two day thing but it is getting worse today. I Think it is just a bruise but if I keep running on it, it will only get worse. I am going to see how it feels tomorrow, but I think it may be best to stop running until next Saturday and hope it heels. I don't know if I could run 50 miles with it feeling like it does right now.

"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon."
-Emil Zatopek


Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...


Rest is best, take a couple days off and massage the area as often as possible. RICE it! You will not loose anything with respect to your race at this point. You will loose a lot if you do not permit it to heal.
You have been doing some intense training getting ready for this race. We are all sore at this point. I have aches and pains and I swear I could not have done 50 miles today. This is why we taper. You will be fine. Go buy a trail running magazine and take to time off.


Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

And remember, you ran 7 miles without shoes. Do not change anything this close before a race. You will heal up you just used some diffrent muscles.

Kim said...

I am wondering if it occurred with your near-barefoot experience. I agree with Rob, you need to ice it down, especially if it seems worse.
You said shin/calf pain, so that makes me think just your near-barefoot thing may have made this occurr.
Take a couple of days off! It's not going to hurt you at this point. Your training is done now!

Josh said...


Thanks for the advice guys! I will ice it up. stay off of it and see what happens, I think it will be fine. If it isn't, i'm still going to finish that damn race.