Today’s joggle was 6.5 miles on the treadmill in 51 minutes. It was a sprint workout: 4×800 in 2:30 and 1×800 in 5:00 in between. All of it was done joggling. I’m not sure I ever joggled on a treadmill going 11 miles/hour.
Common lower leg pains for juggling runners
The article lists 4 common pains in the lower leg.
1. Anterior shin splints: Pain in the front leg caused by weak shin muscles. This isn’t my problem.
2. Posterior shin splints: Pain on the inner side of leg caused by a strained muscle. Usually effects people with flat feet. Not my problem either.
3. Mid Calf pain: Pain in the middle of your calf caused by unequal use of soleus muscle. Could be my problem but I’m not sure.
4. Achilles Tendinitis: Pain in the lower calf caused by a pulled tendon. Perhaps your calf muscle is too short. This could be my problem. They say take aspirin and soak you leg in hot water. Then they say stop running for a few days. What!!? I’m on a joggling streak, I can’t stop running. Today, was day 60.
Guess I’ll just try to take some aspirin and ice up after my runs. That is the problem with speed work. You can get injured much more easily. I’ve actually had this achilles tendinitis and other leg soreness in the past.
If you are experiencing any kind of pain in your lower legs, be sure to check out the article. They have a great list of remedies to try.