Monday, March 5, 2012

Registered for a race and shin splints

I'm officially signed up for the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon!

On leap day there was an great deal for Rock and Roll events, $29 off. I had to register for Seattle RnR!
If I could only choose one race to run a year this would be the race. Not because I love the course, cause this year they changed it so I really have no idea what to expect, or because I kind of feel like Washington is my home even though I only lived there for 3 years (yes I miss it there but I do love Idaho). I would choose Seattle RnR because of Wear Blue Run to Remember. It's more than just another race I get to add to my list or medal I get to hang up. Every step means something. Every step honors a Soldier that is no longer here with us. Every step puts a name to a face so that we may never forget. Every step honors the service and sacrifice of the American Military.
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I am hoping I didn't register for this race prematurely. If anything I can always drop down to the half but I would rather run the full and drop my spring marathon. I'm hoping that won't be necessary though.

I did get in 3 runs last week. A 3 miles on Tuesday (outside), 3 miles on Thursday (treadmill) and 8 miles on Sunday (outside). On my Tuesday run I felt a little bit of soreness, but it would go away and then come back. It wasn't painful to the point that I needed to stop or anything. I iced and compressed and took the next day off to see if it felt any different. Honestly I didn't really feel much but just a slight soreness going up and down stairs, same on Thursday.

On Friday I decided to do some cross training so I spinned for 30 minutes then did around 20 min of walking lunges with 12 lbs weights, squats with 12 lbs weights, 15 lb kettle bell swings. Then I did 10 minutes of stretching/foam rolling. When I woke up Saturday my whole lower body was SORE!! My butt was even sore! I decided to wait to do a longish run on Sunday which worked out perfect cause Cambry text me that day to see if I wanted to get together for a short run. And it was also 60 degrees!!! A beautiful and welcome changed from the cold weather we have been having.

View of downtown Boise
Cambry and I met at the Train Depot and ran to downtown Boise and back which was exactly 3 miles. We just talked and enjoyed the sun. I did feel soreness in my shin when we first started out and we stopped and stretched at the lights. At about mile 2 I didn't feel much soreness anymore.
After she left I went down to the greenbelt and ran 5 more miles. I would only feel soreness in my shin after I would stop and start running again. I did wear my compressing socks (with a running skirt, yay for skirt season!!) and I also wore some k-tape.



I'm not sure if the compression socks or k-tape helped but today the only time I feel any soreness is up and down stairs. I did take today off but tomorrow will try another run on the treadmill and see how it goes.
As of now I am just trying to figure out how to jump into training. If all my runs this week go ok I will attempt a double digit run this weekend.

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Here's another picture from my 8 mile run yesterday.

There was a photo session going on but I had to get a pic of the depot :)

Hope you have a great week!

6 comments:

  1. i registered for rnr seattle when they had the 11-11-11 sale- I've never been to the state of washington, so I'm beyond excited.
    I'm hoping that the shin splits subside, but it sounds like you're taking a lot of the right preventative measures. Good luck!

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  2. i'm so jealous! i wish i could make this race this year! i'd like to try the ktape one day when i'm aching... but better not wish bad luck on myself since things are ok at the moment haha

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  3. Yay for us taking advantage of that great deal!! I registered for the San Diego RNR :)

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  4. Great pics, and the K-Tape really works. My son used it for his knee injury which enabled him to complete his first half.

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  5. YAY for signing up for Seattle! We need to do a blogger meet-up for SURE! My official training for that starts in 2 weeks I think - EEK! I hope your shins get better soon, my left shin is a constant trial all the time, but it sounds like you are doing everything right - ice, compression, kt-tape!

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  6. You are killing me with these beautiful b-town pics!! LOL! I'm glad to hear that you and C are still running together. We will have to have a running reunion this summer! And YAY YAY YAY for the marathon. I'm so excited for you!!!!

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