It was a gorgeous day today with the temperature in the high 60s. I couldn't miss a day like today. I finally upgraded to a tank and running skirt for this run since it was so warm.
2 miles easy
1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes @ 5K pace with duration active recoveries
2.28 miles easy (to make it a round 8 miles)
I averaged about 6:45/mile for the interval portion. By the end my legs were on fire. Talk about lactic acid burn.
During my 2 mile warm up, I felt what seemed like shin splints. I've had problems lately with my calves being really tight, despite lots of stretching. My post run stretch included lots of calf stretching, foam rolling, and use of The Stick to help target the tights areas.
This has happened to me. Twice. Please tell me I'm not the only one.