Running Log Monday March 20th through Sunday March 26th
Miles Run: 13.3
Well, I did it, I’ve officially began tapering for my upcoming 15K and 1/2 Marathon. I’ve been keeping the mileage low to avoid injury and also, let’s face it – I’ve been slacking. I’ve been struggling with finding the motivation to run lately – and trust me, it pains me. I’ll jump on Instagram and see everyone’s running pictures and I’ll hear that voice in my head say, “you should be running” and I agree, I should be running…
But I’m not. So let’s start with the not so good news.
Last weekend I decided to run in some new shoes, since then I’ve been getting wicked shin splints – an issue I’ve never had before. So I’ve been semi-nursing some sore shins while running, trying to “take it easy”. To snap out of my funk, and while traveling for work in New York City, I thought I would take advantage and run along the East River. The thought was awesome, but the logistics just weren’t in the cards (early morning start, long and late days). An inside run in the treadmill would have to suffice, so before the rest of the guys were awake, I hit the gym and pounded out a little over 3 miles. It was the longest 3.1 miles ever.
In better news, the weather has been cooperating and is fantastically warm outside so here’s the hoping a few outdoor runs are in order.