Seriously? Am I REALLY starting to get shin splints again? I’m SO tired of this. I’m going to a running store tomorrow to have them analyze my gait and see if they can help me out. This is getting ridiculous.
In the meantime, I’ve got a race tomorrow morning. I’m running down Emigration Canyon.
The race starts up in East Canyon and then comes down Emigration Canyon and ends at This Is the Place Monument Park. This week is one of my “taper” weeks for training for my marathon, so instead of a long run on Saturday, I only have to run 12 miles. So I’m running this race with some folks from work.
I’m excited about the race, but running down hill, I guess my form is terrible, so that’s how I tend to get shin splints. Earlier this week, I ran 3 miles up City Creek Canyon, and then turned around and ran back down City Creek Canyon.
Since running City Creek, my shins haven’t been feeling as good as they should have. Today has been the worst when I went and ran 4 miles. When I got home from my 4 miles this afternoon, my shins didn’t feel good at all. I iced them down and they felt better.
I took an ice bath tonight, with some Epsom Salt, and am now wearing my compression socks, so hopefully my shins will feel good for the race tomorrow.
I’m going to really pay attention to my form tomorrow on my 10 miles and try running a better form to prevent hurting my shins more. Depending on how my shins feel tomorrow, I’ll take a break from running again. I just HATE this. It is SO incredibly frustrating.