Sucked, sucked, sucked. That was really and truly painful. Everything hurt. I can only think that the heat (in addition to not sleeping well because of it) combined with my difficult run on Sunday with my friend were the cause.
I could tell 30 seconds into it that it was going to be not one of my better runs. By 8 minutes into my 43 I was in pain. My shins were in pain and my calves had become rock-hard and tight like they did in HS. I finally broke-down at about the 10 minute mark and walked. I spent the next 33 minutes alternating walking and slow jogging. I stretched a bit at one point and it did help, but not enough to allow me to run the entire rest of the way. Ick. It was really miserable. I honestly had convinced myself that my calf/shin issues were 15 years behind me, never to return--boy, was I wrong!
I really want to run tomorrow, but I'm not sure how that will go. At the very least I will go for a long walk.