Based on Wednesday's run Thursday became a bike day with 1 hour on the trainer in the morning and then a 2 mile family walk after dinner. Friday I made up some running miles with 1 hour on the elliptical and then did some strength and core before work. I just couldn't hold back after work with temps of 80 and sunny I had to at least attempt a run to the store, dumb idea! I ended up walking about half of the 4 miles total to and from the store, but the weather was wonderful so I didn't care, I was outside in March in shorts and a sports bra and warm! Thank you mother nature :-)
I almost didn't even mind the fact that I had to ice my shin/calf since I was sitting in the sun watching dog and kid play barefoot outside. What a great weather week, breaking records daily with highs near 80F and it is only forcasted to continue to be warm.
Unfortunately the shin/calf pain has returned to the intensity it was about 1 month ago and I am now 1 month out from Boston, ugh! The good side I am fine after a run and can't pinpoint any one spot of pain (yay no stress fracture) just a generalized aches and tightness throughout. So back to even more stretching, icing and some rest. Might even be time to hit the ppol for some water running. At least I have this weather to keep me in a good mood. Plans for today are a stop at the gym for an elliptical workout and then bike ride to enjoy the weather, first time off the trainer this year let's hope for no injuries!
To add to the questions my first race of the 2012 team circuit is tomorrow, an 8K that I hoped to use for some speedwork. Do I run? Just go out easy or push it if I am pain free? Do I skip it completely?