This has been a week of transition for me. In fact, it has also been a very painful week. My shins have been hurting during the first few miles of every run. It’s frustrating. I haven’t had shin splints for so long, I almost forgot it was possible. I also started a marathon training program, so that’s particularly been challenging. I’m hoping my transition from a vegan diet to a Paleo diet (meat, cheese, fruit, veg, nuts, seeds) will help my body recover and build muscle faster!
Tuesday: 1 1/2 mile warm up. Hill repeats, 4 times. 1 1/2 mile warm down. Total of 4 miles.
Wednesday: 5 Miles fast!
Thursday: First track workout since high school! Ran from my house to the local high school track. Did repeats of 4 X 400. Then ran home. Which brought me to a total of 4 miles.
Saturday: 8.5 Miles- Trail run in Santa Barbara with elevation gain of around 2,500. Yowza!
Sunday: 5 Miles at the beach. Shins KILLED during the first three miles!
Overall, it was a good week! Looking forward to hitting up the trails and the track again next week :)
P.S. What do you guys do to prevent/ control shin splints?