Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 38: 3.0 miles

I taped up my shin with KT tape before running. I actually had a hard time finding the painful spot in order to tape it. I think I took ibuprofen this afternoon so that might have been why. After my run my calf was sore parallel to the sore spot on the bone. Sigh. It never ends... 

The KT tape actually came loose while I was running, so it didn't help much anyway.

My plan was to run 1 mile and then do some Ballet Beautiful but I felt good at mile 1 so I kept going. Oh well.

3.0 miles. 27:56. 9:19 avg pace.

My heart rate got as high as 188 tonight, so... I probably should slow it down tomorrow. I didnt feel like I was going to die or anything while running. My quads were toast but that's it. Weird.

I run with less shin pain at the faster speeds. I feel like my stride is more efficient. At paces slower than about 10:00/ mile, it's like I run more on my toes and feel like I'm shuffling. I should set up a video camera some time so I can really see what's goin on.


  1. I'm the same way, I feel more pain running slow than I do faster. What is Beautiful Ballet?

    1. Ballet Beautiful is a workout designed by the ballerina that trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. It's similar to Pilates, I guess. I like it because it's an all-white set and the music is classical piano music. So, even though you feel like jello when you are done, you're so relaxed. I'm not a fan of workout DVDs that have neon backgrounds and porno music playing haha

    2. Awesome, I'm going to have to look into this.