Today I decided to skip using my C25K app and instead try out a new Interval Timer app that I downloaded. I hope to use this during my 5K on Saturday and wanted to give it a shot. I programed it to run 5:1 intervals. With the C25K it always has you start off with a 5 minute walk, but today I just stretched and jumped right into the running part. I think I may need to walk at least the first one or two minutes just to warm myself up.
As my run went on I started to feel that dreaded pain almost all runners experience at least once - SHIN SPLINTS. OMG it was soooooo painful to run. I had to stop for 30 seconds or a minute here and there during my run, but for the most part I kept going. I finished 3.08 miles in just under 38 minutes. I was almost in tears when I got home...I think I'm going to rest my legs and not do another run until my race this weekend. If anyone has any tips to help soothe my ailing shins please leave a comment!!
Speaking of my first race, I found a GREAT article posted on the C25K Facebook page called 9 Race-Day Tips for Your First 5K courtesy of Active.com. It's got some great information so I definitely urge you to check it out if you're training for your first 5K.
I am headed to bed. Along with my shins screaming at me, my stomach isn't feeling quite right either. Hoping some sleep will make it better.
I'll leave you with this, as it's something that I have to keep reminding myself.
Until next time,