Friday, July 21, 2017
Run #4: 2 Miles
Stretching fixed the issue with the cramping calves and hamstrings. Three times a day with a minute for each muscle groups seems to be the right amount.
I got into some shin pain a quarter mile into the run. It did not smooth up on its own.
The other reason long strides cause shin pain is because the shin muscles must lift up the toe so it does not drag at mid-position when you pull that leg forward.
Shin pain is nature's way of telling me to shorten my stride. (I also have shin issues when the sole of my shoe is too stiff.) I shortened my stride and the shin pain went away.
It looks like I am back on track to run three miles on July 29.