I'll have you know I went searching for words that started with TH until I came upon one that fit what I wanted to blog about today. ;)
I push too hard. It does not matter how much self-talk, plan, or discuss. I do it anyway. I actually didn't think I was pushing too hard when I ran with Dallas on Tuesday? I never think I'm pushing too hard, I think that's the problem. I ran 15 miles last week, which to most runners is nothing, but it was the most I have ever run in a week. So, 2 days after a 5 miler, I ran a 4 miler with my son on an indoor track. My calves are STILL in pain. He's sore as well, so I know it must have been something about our faster pace or the material of the track???
Regardless, I'm hobbling around, unable to run and not even feeling comfortable with biking today. My right calf feels almost...injured. I'm sure it will be fine with REST and so here I am again, resting, because I pushed too hard. This time I have decided to just give in and stop fighting it.
Don't misunderstand, I'll do a full upper body workout today at home and get my cross training done! My arms don't hurt...yet! LOL! I'm supposed to run tomorrow, but may even wait until Saturday. How's THAT for self-control?!
I AM learning to accept that I need to go slower. It's a battle in my brain and it's hard sometimes when I read blogs where people are running 10 miles a DAY and I'm lucky to get 2 runs a week, but in time I will get where I want to be...IF I learn to listen and slow down.
So that's my theory today and I'm stickin' to it! Well...at least until tomorrow when I'm supposed to run...
Question: Has anyone had trouble running on a more "cushy" surface like an indoor track? I'm thinking that is where the calf pain came from, but it could also have been from our speed/racing we were doing a couple times???