I really have missed so many things about racing: the motivation, the training, the chance to just put the hammer down and give it everything I've got...
I miss the days of knowing I'd have the chance to run one fast, intense, short race a month, and I think when I have a bunch of 5ks on my schedule, I stay in better shape.
My mind is all made up about it. I am searching for races and ready to register.
|Just a few races to think about from my local running club.|
|We've all been here.|
In the meantime, I think I could still power through 5ks, and maybe even try some longer races using the run/walk method, which worked really well at Gasparilla and which I've been curious to test out since. That may not be a smart decision, but I don't want to have to put my running on hold.
It's frustrating that my mind and body aren't on the same page right now, but I'm tired of harping on my calves. They seem to be the subject of every run!
Obviously, before I do something drastic - like give up running completely - I definitely need to seek a professional opinion first. Fingers crossed that we get to the bottom of my issues!
Have you had good experiences with seeing a sports medicine doctor?