If You Can’t Run, Just Walk

Ever since my run last weekend, I’ve had a bit of a twinge in my lower calf. Nothing too serious, but when I’m walking I can feel ‘something’ in the inside of my left calf. I’m not sure how to describe it really, but it’s just in one area, maybe about an inch or so in length, and it feels a bit like a bruise, except there’s no bruising.

Anyway, being over cautious about injuries these days, I decided that attempting my scheduled running this weekend would not be a good idea.

Today’s session was supposed to be a repeat of last weekend’s 10K, so instead of running, I decided to walk.Β To makes sure that I was still pushing myself though, I doubled the distance to 20K instead of 10K.

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 22.50.13The route was similar to the 10K that I did last weekend, but instead of turning back when I emerged from the woods, I continued down London Road to Preston Park, hoping that would be half way.

Unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough, so I had to do a couple of laps of the park before turning back and then take a slightly different route home to make sure I captured it all on the Garmin.

As routes go, it wasn’t that great really. There was too much pavement and crossing roads in the middle section for my liking, so I’m not sure I’llΒ go that way again. But it was a nice sunny morning and it wasn’t too busy, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.

How’s your training going? Did you get out for a run or a walk this weekend? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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7 responses to “If You Can’t Run, Just Walk”

  1. Anna @ Piper's Run says :

    I got out for a long run today after 4 days of being sick. I got through 15k and did two loops and then an out and back to get it done. I’m sure those that saw us a few times thought we were nuts! ha ha
    You walked 20k….impressive!

  2. artisticsharon says :

    run or walk, 20k is BIG!! way to go! sorry to hear you’ve got a twinge, I hope it doesn’t hold you back too much.

  3. hannahherbig says :

    I know that feeling, I had it last week! Stretch, rest, and compression socks did the trick for me πŸ™‚

  4. jencanrunaway says :

    Good for you! You found a way to persevere. I find yoga helps for stretching πŸ™‚

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