I never thought the day would come where I would be feeling thankful to have ran 8.50 miles in a week but it did. This past week I managed those 8.50 miles with minimal shin pain. Sunday morning was the first day in a few months that I actually stepped out of bed and felt pain free. The pain in my shin was gone but my calves were a little sore! I feel like I can't win but I am hoping that the shin pain stays away and the calf pain subsides with some foam rolling. Was it the change from the Nike's back to the Mizunos or is this shin pain finally going away? I guess I will never know but I do know that I am going to stick with the Mizunos for a while and see what happens. The only thing that I don't like about the Mizunos is that I think I am in between sizes so I can't get the perfect fit. A size 8 seems just a bit small but the 8-1/2 is kind of big.
This week I will continue to keep the mileage low and stay at an pace easy and see if my luck continues. I want to sign up for some races but have been holding off due to the shin issue and the fact that that I have enough DNS's on my record! Registration for the Fontana Days Half Marathon opens today and I really want to register. The race isn't until June 1, 2013 so I think it is safe to sign up for it plus $40 is a reasonable registration fee for a half marathon. I am used to paying $150 for Disney half marathons which are not cheap! The Fontana Days Half Marathon sells out every year and is pretty close to home so no hotel required. It is an easy PR course since it is downhill and is recognized as the fastest in the world by the USATF.
I also want to sign up for a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day but I am going to hold off until a few days before since this race does not sell out. I want to be able to run at a decent 5K pace and not just for the heck of it. My current 5K goal is sub 23:00 and I am not sure if I am capable of that right now since I have not been running very much at all. I would love to do a Christmas fun run too but I am not sure if I am over committing at this point. I guess I just love running...what can I say?
So are you planning on signing up for any Turkey Trots or Holiday themed races to close out the year?
Do you already have a Race Wish List for 2013?
I do! I want to run so many races that it makes my mind spin! The first half of the year is pretty booked but I would love to add CIM to December, 2013.