On Firday night I decided to do a 3 mile run instead of a 6 mile run. My legs were soer from working legs the previous day as well as running 6.4 miles the previous day but I wanted to get another day of running in. I was short on time so I decided to do just 3 miles. Even that distance was a mistake. By the time that I started it was dark out. That’s fine because I wear flashing LED packs at night that are very visible to traffic. The only real danger would be stepping in a pothole.
As soon as I started my shins hurt. I wasn’t worried and I assumed they’d loosen up as the run went on. After 1.5 miles they hurt enough that I could tell that they were slowing me down. I kept running since my only other choice would have been to walk home.
After 27 minutes and 9 seconds I finished the 3.2 mile loop and my shins were screaming at me. It was highly uncomfortable to just stand still. I knew at that point that I had ruined my hopes of doing a long run this weekend. And since I couldn’t do one this weekend I’ll have to wait until the Rochester Half Marathon to do another long run.