I woke up to go on my long run. I didn't feel like going. But I went.
However, as soon as I started I felt a little niggling pain in my right calf. It didn't really go away, and I decided to run for two miles and see how it felt. After the two miles I stopped, stretched a little, and started running again. It still felt a little sore, so I decided to head back home.
This was a tough decision. But basically it comes down to if I want to get injured or not. I think I'm training at too fast a pace, my body isn't ready for it yet. I need to slow it down and not injure myself. I want to keep going, I want to try my best, but I need to hold back a little. I know a lot of people will push through the pain, it wasn't too bad and kind of subsided when I ran. But if I stopped, then restarted the pain would start again. I asked myself, who am I competing with? The answer: Myself. And I can't beat my old self if I get injured.
My splits from this mornings four mile run:
This run was still tough, my legs were a little heavy (plus that small pain). I started out slower as I thought I might be running up to 12 miles. I'm happy with it though. Not all runs can be perfect.