Last week was hard. I did not run once. The entire week. My last day off was Nov. 15th. I was on a good streak. 450+ miles later I decided it was in my best interest to take a week of running off to heal my leg.
So instead I swam and rode my bike indoors. I swam 4 times and rode my bike 3 times. This was the first time getting in the pool and on the bike since the end of September. It felt great to be back.
Did the time off help my leg. Short answer: No. Didn't really do a think. Seems like a waste. I am not counting it. A slight change of pace is always a good think.
So what is wrong with my leg? Not sure yet. I think it might be shin splints?? I have been icing it twice a day now and I will wait and maybe see the doctor on Friday...or whenever I can get in for an appointment. I iced my leg before my run today and I felt great. Felt almost too good. I ran so fast and didn't give in. Felt like I was running from daemons.