Saw the AT today about the fact that the area where my lower leg pain is is kinda white... she’s concerned that there isn’t enough blood flow there at the moment, that’s why it’s hurting so much. The tendons and other things there have kind of ‘matted down’ again.
She did some magic stuff to force some blood into the area (that was painful, and gross) and then some acupuncture but not the same kind as what I’ve had before. This was more traditional acu at some key points, without stimulation. Feels a little better right now but not excellent, so I’ll probably stay off of it tomorrow and get back to training on Friday.
Running warm up/down 30:00 3.56 km (8:26 / km) +9m8:20 / km ahr:150 max:169 shoes: Saucony Guide ISO
Running race 30:40  8.0 km (3:50 / km)
U-SPORTS XC Champs 2018 at Fort Henry, Kingston.
Oh. My. God. It was so windy. Not only was it 80km/h winds, but we were also at the top of a hill beside a large body of water. No amount of Vaseline could keep one warm enough out there...
When is saw the ‘big hill’ for this course I was kind of surprised at the fact that people called it a ‘big hill’. It really wasn’t. The course also had some nice gradual downhills except those were into the headwind so they weren’t very fast at all lol.
Started out strong and was worried that i’d gone out too fast. Except I still felt too calm, so I pushed up to the next pack to draft off them. Then I felt too settled again so up I went. Basically this race was just me catching up to the next person to draft off them. (Yeah, I bet THEY didn’t like it but I sure did.)
I passed our top girl at about 3.5k to go, and I was feeling STRONG. I felt so controlled this race it was amazing... May have been because I couldn’t feel my cold legs...
With 1500m to go I put on the burners and hammered up the last hill to the finish and even managed a little kick at the end. Nothing more rewarding than coming up the finish line and seeing the clock reading that you’re going to run what was your goal time for 8k for the whole season :)
A PB, a first place of mac girls finish, beating an old high school teammates and a bronze medal for our boys (they kicked their 5year streak of 4th place!!) means that I’m a pretty happy gal right now.