Pre-training week 8 – (Race #3)

This is my first post from a cell phone. I’m currently in Raleigh, NC for a wedding of an old friend of mine from South Carolina. I spent the weekend here and had a great time catching up with friends I haven’t seen in a little while.

On the running front, I had a good week. Pretty much hit my goal. I had four runs this week, all of which felt great. I am experiencing pain in the same spot where I had an apparent stress fracture last year. It’s my lower left leg, on the outside near my ankle. It is actually making me second guess whether I had a stress fracture last time or if it was a tendon issue.  I am not sure if I am over/under pronating, or if it’s due to lack of strength in my calves or if it’s due to lack of stretching/flexibility. So I am going to try and do two things this week: go to a gait analysis place and start foam rolling. Maybe I’ll pop some anti inflammatory medicine too. I know that I can’t push through this and need to figure out what is causing this issue.

Regardless, like I said, great week of running despite the leg pain. I did 14.7 miles, very close to the 15 goal. So the goal next week is 16.5, going up from this week’s 15 mpw goal by 10%. Here are the stats:

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