My leg is improving fast, but still too sore to think about running today. The slight swelling and redness I had yesterday has gone, so I went for a (very slow, mostly arms) swim today - 1K (can I count that in my weekly total? ). I'm going to get a physio to check it out in the next day or two, and I'll be banking on them to persuade me not to rush back into the training full throttle and re-injure myself.
Abbers, I'm guessing my sore shin is a result of my first 20 miler wholly on a hard surface, and I've just pushed my leg(s) slightly harder than they can cope with. Hopefully, if I back off a little, I can get over it and move on.
Sorry to hear Bramley 10 was a tough day, Jools. Lovely weather and nice course though, wasn't it?
I ended up doing just over 2:36 for the 20, which was roughly what I was aiming for. MP+10% ish for 17 miles, MP for the last 3 only. Really enjoyed the experience, helped by running with my LSR training partner for the first 15 miles, and it felt pretty comfortable right up to the end. Nice fast-ish, long, confidence-booster I thought.
But, weirdly, about 2 hours after the finish my left shin started hurting. It's actually red and slightly swollen today.WTF? All my usual niggles are fine too. So putting my feet up today and will ice it later, and pray to the running gods.