With the big run less than a week away, the training plan is in taper mode. But I’ve already been on my own tapering plan following my 10K and 16K trail runs: my calf hurts.
It doesn’t hurt when I place my foot, but when I lift my foot.
Sooo, I’ve avoided running too much since my last trail race. Then when I do run, everything hurts. All over. Not just the leg. Aching. And not the good so-glad-to-be-back kind of ache. Just a I-thought-we-were-done-with-running ache. Body thought it was over. Brain is already long gone on that subject.
Googling my injuries is a crapshoot. I could have anything, really. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)? Tendonitis? Swelling? Lazy ass syndrome? Take your pick.
A 14-week training program is really great, but it’s almost like I’ve grown a bit weary of all the constant running and need a break. I want to try other things (she whined).
Four more days. Will run 25K then take a break from it. Just need to get it done.
And then, of course, I’ll be all “I just ran 25K – I love this!” Or something.