Ever since Stone Cat in early November I haven't been doing much running. Until last week. I didn't really appreciate how little I had been doing until I made a conscious decision to move back into training mode, and even though I didn't run a lot last week - 36 miles - I now find myself with an "overuse injury". WTF?!
Things didn't feel great running home from work last night, minor achilles tightness, minor shin splints. Tonight I ran from work and did just one lap of Back Cove but I was really feeling the shin splints. I tried not to let it slow me down, and my pace was pretty good considering the fairly icy conditions, but by the time I finished my shins were screaming.
I wonder if this has more to do with the road miles I'm doing these days, not enough trail in my life right now. Maybe a snowy trail 50k this weekend will get me sorted out?
distance: 3.85 miles
weather: low 30's, clear sky
conditions: hard packed snow and ice
gear: Roclite 315 with screws, Smart Wool socks, tights, t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, mittens, buff