I was very nervous about this walk. After aggravating my calf on Wednesday....I have been a little over cautious and even decided to flag my 5 km walk yesterday. I was determined to do today's walk and even if it was slow....I knew I need distance in my legs and for my fitness.
I just couldn't fire up today. I don't really know why....... my whole body felt heavy and slow. I know I was careful about not pushing off to much for the first 2 km but even once i warmed up, i just had nothing.
At 7km I could feel my calf starting to pump up and get tight, but there was no pain so I kept on. Every now and then I would get a twinge but nothing bad enough to stop for. I had put some heat gel on and by 11km it started to work. I could feel both my calfs starting to get hot. Like almost burning hot...I knew that once I get home and stop that they will heat up more (and they have)
It was a gorgeous day and it was lovely just being out. I do wish I was faster and I know I will get there, it's just frustrating. I hate re building.... it takes forever to get back to where you were, let alone where you want to be.
So my time today was 1:36:45 an avg pace of 6:27
Next Sunday I have a 20 km race......scary....