Next Race: Spooky Tails & Trails 5K

This weekend, I’ll be participating in the YMCA-sponsored Spooky Tails & Trails 5K at Veteran’s Park in Hamilton, NJ.  It will only be my second event that I’ve ever participated in and I’m a little nervous about the condition of my shins going into it.  I seemed to have pushed myself a little beyond my capabilities the other night and some fairly mean-spirited shin splints followed.

This morning, I did a practice run walk at the park, but had to limit my running to well…just about none as the pain was a little overwhelming.  I’ve deciding to rest for a couple of days and possibly resume my normal walk/run routine on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Urghh!  Damn shin splints!

For the record, here are the results from this morning’s walk:

1km — 7m16s

1 mile — 12m35s

3 miles — 41m51s

5 km — 43m33s

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