I am in serious need of direction! My body feels as though I am just beginning running when I have been at this for a while now. At one point I was running a straight 2 miles and well on my way to doing more. My running has been like this:
8/6 (a saturday mind you) 6:52 am - 1.08 miles - 13:18
8/7 8:11 am - 1.60 - 23:31
8/9 6:40 am - 1.61 - 23:58
8/10 6:47 am - 1.58 - 24:03
8/11 6:54 am - 1.63 - 22:24
8/12 7:06 am - 1.59 - 24:07
8/14 9:37 am - 1.61 - 23:31
8/15 6:16 pm - 1.60 - 21:05
8/16 6:55 pm - 1.61 - 23:45
8/18 5:58 pm - 2.64 - 37:40
Now obviously by those times I am no where near running all of those distances. I am maybe running .75. On 8/15 I had a great run, felt like I was finally getting back to where I was before and feeling good. Tuesday when I went out for my run I started getting those shin splints again and I have been hurting ever since. I am running half a mile and needing to stop. I will attempt to run a little more later in the walk but my legs just can't do it.
Did I hurt my running by trying to do too many days each week?
I am getting very frustrated. Nothing like bringing down your mood like a bad run or lack there of! I guess the only thing to do is to let it rest and ice it. I am taking tomorrow off but I'm attempting a little more on Saturday, I just can't give up! I want to be a runner!