Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Snap out of it!

My negative attitude funk is officially over.

All systems nominal.

After reading your comments and chatting with Hubs, I decided that walking the water stops is the best strategy for me at the Hatfield/McCoy Marathon in June.

The fact is while Galloway Method make sense for a lot of people, I haven't trained that way and I don't want to start now with the race only 6 weeks away.

Tonight I'm going to do 4 miles on the treadmill to give my shin/calf a little bit of a break from concrete sidewalks.

Kind of a boring Tuesday...that's all I have for now!


  1. I've been meaning to ask. You didn't mention anything about shin splints in your race report. Does that mean that they have been doing better since the icing and new shoes?

  2. It's the weirdest thing...they were completely fine during the race, maybe a little stiff at the start but then totally normal. And as soon I crossed the finish line and started walking/sitting I thought for sure I had a fracture or something. Really painful...and then it went away. Still tight in the mornings...very strange.

  3. I wouldn't be surprised if the negative feelings came back, but I would be surprised if they didn't leave again. Your progress has been rather epic, after all...

  4. I don't walk during my training runs. But I DID walk every water stop that I actually stopped at. It was great. It mentally rejuvenated me, and obviously, it was a great physical break.

    Hat-Mc will be even hotter I'm sure so I'd definitely walk it out. Don't look at it like a bad thing--use it to strengthen yourself!