Things have been going incredibly well for me all summer. I’ve been running obnoxiously high mileage (for me) without so much as a twinge of pain. Then I sign up for a race and everything goes to shit.
It happened during the last mile of today’s second run. I was tired, but I was chugging along pretty well until I felt a sudden sharp pain in the lower part of my shin like I’ve never felt in my life. I realize I sound a little melodramatic and the reason for that is fuck you.
I’ve never had a stress fracture so I really have no business diagnosing myself with one, and I hope I’m wrong. But I’ve never felt pain quite like this.
MID-POST QUESTION IN BOLD: Shouldn’t there have been some warning?? According to Daily Mile, I felt a little shin splinty 16 days ago after wearing flip-flops, but I did not feel what I’d call pain. I iced it a little and the next day it felt fine. I’ve jacked up my mileage recently, but I didn’t think I was pushing it too hard. I felt incredible! SO WHAT THE SHIT.
Anyway, if it still hurts tomorrow (and I can’t imagine that it won’t), I’ll see my sports physician. In the meantime, I’m crawling into a bottle of vodka.