10 miles and lots o' questions
The shins are a whole lot better. The resting and ice helped.
I ran with the club yesterday, 10 miles. A looong, hot, mentally challenging, unmotivated, grueling 10 miles. I stopped and walked a few times, because I could feel the shins twinging. Since this was my first long run in 2 weeks, I didn't want to push it with the shins. I was going to cut the run to 7 miles, but once I got to the 7 mile mark, I figured what's 3 more miles.......so I kept on running/walking. I lost track of my time because my watch was doing some crazy stuff....but I think it took me somewhere in the 2 hour 15 minute mark....I think.
I haven't tried the Gu yet......I'm ascared!! I took like 2 bites of a Cliff bar about an hour and ten minutes into the run. I could barely get it down, even with water. My body wanted nothing to do with food at that point. I think I'm going to try jelly beans next week.
Next week-end I am off to the Cape for a long week-end. I have a 14 miler scheduled. The first thing I am going to do when I get down there, is to map out the route I'm going to run. I like running in different places, for some reason when I get away from my usual route I run a whole lot better. Let's see how Cape Cod running treats me, hopefully better than yesterdays run on the Charles!
Is it "normal" to stop and walk for a minute or two during your runs (all distances)? I feel like I stop/walk often, I just want to know if people are continuously running 5, 10, 12, 14 miles at a time without stopping?
I am struggling with speedwork, it is doing a serious number on my shins. Does hill training build enough strength in your legs to cut back on speedwork? I can do hills like nobodies business, but speed work......fuhgetaboutit. Do I have to do speedwork?
One more thing.....I have a picture I wanted to post here, but I don't know how to do it.....HELP. How are you all getting pictures posted to your blogs? I really am computer savvy, but for some reason I can't figure this picture thing out!