Been having some issues w/ my flats (ASIC Hyperspeed-2) that I use for the Tempo work at the track. The heel is tremendously low, and this has caused my calves to get really tight over the past 3-weeks. So this past Wednesday I ran in my old flats (ASIC DS Racers) and had no issues, however the calves are still a mess.
Thankfully I had an appointment scheduled w/ my CMT for Thursday and she was able to work out a lot of it. Good news is that the ITB is still clean - no issues there. Being that she needed to dig into the calves so much, there was no way I was going to be able to run on Thursday due to the soreness - so that became an off day.
Hills were scheduled for Friday, but I was still sore an decided to push that work out one more day. Instead I would do my usual easy day running double w/ 4-miles in the morning and 5-miles in the evening. The dilemma that caused was that Saturday is supposed to be a lifting day and I was not going to lift and do hills on the same day, so what to do?
Answer - I was going to 'triple' on Friday instead. 4-miles in the morning, lifting in the afternoon, an 5-miles in the evening. None of the lifting was on legs, so as far as running goes, it was the standard double that I've done many times before. It takes a good deal of energy to get out there 3-times in one day and do something, and I was very happy that I still felt good enough to put up sub-7 minute miles comfortably in the evening run.
I'm a bit concerned about the calves an how that may eventually have an impact on my knees, so I've got to watch that very closely. I don't know how much the hill workout will affect this, but I'm going to give it a go if the weather holds up today and see how it goes.
10/2: No running. Stretching, rolling, appt w/ CMT.
10/3: AM 4-miles easy @ 7:41 pace
Afternoon - lifting (Upper-B, abs)
Evening - 5-miles @ 6:54 HR - 152