15km round #2

I’m glad to write that I managed to run 15km for the second time!

It was glorious this morning and I was determined to complete 15km this time. Last Sunday I tried to run 15km but it was a failed attempt, due to pain in my right shin. I ran 5km and then called it a day. Today the pain came back in my right shin, so I walked it off a few times and after about 4km, the pain had gone and I felt comfortable enough to carry on with 15km.

Having to walk on several occasions during the run this morning meant that my time was a bit more than my 1st attempt at 15km at the Resolution Run, which I completed in 1 hour and 38 minutes. I completed 15km today in 1 hour and 42 minutes. I thought it would’ve been much longer than this so I’m pleased with the result.

My shin feels fine after the run; my legs hurt which is normal for me after a long run. My father mentioned again that feeling pain in your shin while running is normal. I don’t like to use Google for looking up illnesses or pain, but in this instance I searched for pain in shins on Google and it came up with shin splints. I don’t want to cause myself injury, so I’ll bear this mind while running and if the pain becomes unbearable, then I’ll consider seeking advice from a doctor or look at physiotherapy.

I really need to get myself down to the gym to aid with my training. I’ve struggled to get up early in the mornings before work for my new job, but this week I’ll aim to get down to the gym at least once this week. I wonder if not going to the gym for a month has had anything to do with my right shin while running. I tend to do cardio which uses my legs, and I need to built up more stamina in my legs to complete the half marathon.

Speaking of half marathon, I’ve only got 5 months to go! Ideally I’d like to run 15km again before I step up to the next level and run 17.5km.

 

Happy reading and blogging!

Clare Bear 🙂

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