Monday, May 4, 2015

Missed Run and Possible Injury

I was super excited about my group long run on Sunday.

Or I was until I ended up with a nasty case of food poisoning Saturday night and wasn't feeling well enough to do much of anything on Sunday. I missed what was supposed to be my first 10 mile run, and I'm still a little bummed about it.

To make matters worse, I think I did something terrible to my leg. My left leg was aching and just generally not happy after the Ravenswood Run, but a little ice and stretching had it feeling fine within a day, so I didn't really think anything of it and continued training as usual.

By Friday, however, it was really hurting again. I've been icing and stretching my leg, and, thanks to the food poisoning, I've also been resting, but it still hurts. I'm hoping that it isn't something serious, because I don't want to miss anymore group runs OR my big race at the end of this month.

I think that I may have done this by running a bit too hard in recent days. I've been using the inhaler I was prescribed, and my breathing problems seem to have disappeared. As a result, I've been pushing myself a bit more. I think that my breathing has been holding me back longer than I ever knew, because I'm suddenly able to run faster and farther in the span of a single week. I need to remember to reign myself in and allow my body the time to adjust. 

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