This graph makes me sad.
I decided to start off the week with an “easy” interval run. I put easy in quotation marks because it should have been but was not. I was doing the same intervals I did in Boise when I ran 6.4 miles. I didn’t plan to necessarily go that far, but just to do some intervals and enjoy myself. It was not in the cards. First, it took me forever to warm up. Actually, I never felt sufficiently warmed up to ever start running, which maybe should have been a clue. Second, despite how “easily” I did these intervals in Boise, I had the three Hs working against me here in Nashville: heat, humidity, and hills. Plus my calf was still sore. And, unlike my past few runs where the soreness went away after warming up, it progressively got more sore until I was limping back to my car. I mentioned last week that I think it’s a soleus strain. It seems to get exacerbated when I wear my Kinvaras (though I would have no idea why they would be different from my other shoes), so I may switch to only wearing my Skechers for awhile (at least for longer distances).
Because of the injury, I took the rest of the week off. I had to second shoot a wedding on Saturday, so I’m hoping that didn’t hurt the muscle too much, since I’m trying to rest it as much as possible. I just ordered The Stick and a foam roller, both of which will hopefully help my eternally tight calves in the future, so I can avoid such injuries. Until then, I get to do this:
Cross your fingers that I’ll be able to run some this week!