Some people are just not born to run

I went out for a gentle jog last night.  It was my intention to do about 7km at a very gentle pace just to run the legs out.  2km in and the dreaded shin pain that I used to suffer with returned.  I was devastated.  Having been through physio and extensive time off of running, I thought that this pain was a thing of the past and that I would be able to push on with my run training, but clearly I was mistaken.

Running is by far my weakest discipline in Triathlon, and it is hugely demoralising when you compete and all that happens is people stream past you on the final run stage as you shuffle along like some sort of geriatric drunk.  I MUST improve my running.

I guess it is back to the drawing board.  Luckily I am going to visit my physio in about 10 days, and by coincidence I also have booked a run technique training course for that evening, so I will rest up until then, avoid all running, carry on with the exercises/stretches that I have been given previously and hope that this is just a temporary blip.

I am not, and never have been a religious man; however I almost feel that I need a bit of divine intervention to kick this injury into touch, and finally start to move on with my running.



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