Paprika’s Training Log 7/30/12


Crista has written 23 posts on Salty Running.

I'm currently a graduate student in Clinical Psychology (trying to earn that Ph.D!), freelance creative writer, aspiring ultrarunner, part-time Vegan (and part-time In & Out and Sushi lover), acoustic guitar player and crafter of cute things (like crocheted owls). I like to tackle life head on. I like to learn. And I'm not afraid to make mistakes.

Which direction shall I go?

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!

The beautiful mountains by a trail in Santa Barbara.

Monday: Off

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.

Friday: Off

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!


Sweaty and Salty at the top of the hills during my Saturday morning 8.5 miler!

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?

2 Responses to “Paprika’s Training Log 7/30/12”

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  1. Ginger Ginger says:

    For me, it helps to just run through them. It usually takes about 2-3 weeks to adjust and the pain to go away. Also, foam rolling the calves helps, too. Good luck as you embark on marathon training!

  2. Rachel says:

    I got them for the first time ever earlier this year… then realized I had ~500 miles on my shoes so maybe it was time for new ones :) even after new shoes they still nagged me for a bit but foam rolling calves + shins (like kind of off to the side, where there is actually a bit of muscle) really helped!!

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