Sunday, April 22, 2007

Saturday Walk

Yesterday I finally had the chance to walk with the Buckeye Striders again. A few of us met early at 7:30 a.m. so we could fit in 6 miles. We are heading to Nashville next weekend for the Country Music Marathon. (We're doing the half.)

The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining, the company was great. I'm glad I went.

OK, here's a weird little problem. In all of my training for this half marathon, I've been feeling pretty good. Yesterday and the week before I had severe leg pain in the first two miles. Muscle tightness, shins killing me, it was hard to keep my left foot up. We weren't even walking that fast! I used to get this all of the time when I was training incorrectly, but I've been much better about training and stretching. It takes about two miles for it to go away, and then I feel as if I could go forever. In fact, yesterday I noticed that when the pain went away, I felt a warmth spread through both of my legs.

I'm a little worried about next Saturday's half marathon, I'm not quite sure how to deal with this.

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