There is just 2 more days to the Napa Valley Marathon. Mid-week I was feeling as though I could pull this marathon off—running super slow. Yesterday at work I was having some calf pain, but this morning it felt better. So, per my plan, I attempted my last run on my treadmill. Three…er… easy miles. The first two went rather well but I was thinking about my foot strike the entire time. I ran a 12-minute pace, comfortable. Then, my mind started to drift off to what I was going to wear Sunday, as it will be a bit warmer than I originally was planning for, and that’s when it happened. The squeeze. My calf or the area just below it got tight. I slowed to a walk and hoped to walk it out. I got off the treadmill and stretched it a few seconds. Then walked for about half a mile or so and then resumed running even slower–4.8 mph. I think at the marathon there may be walkers who might pass me at that speed!
I’m not sure what is going to happen at the marathon this Sunday. I will go and do what I can. 26.2 miles is a long way to walk… I want to run. I want to cross the finish line, but after today’s dismal workout, this marathon might simply be a 5K for me. I guess I’ll take each mile as it comes.
Wish me luck… I’m gonna need it!