A few weeks ago my left leg started giving me problems. I kept running and the pain seemed to get worse and worse each day. Not a pain to stop running, but very annoying. I am not sure exactly what the issue is, but I have determined it's lower leg. It could be shine splints?? It could be my ankle. Not sure.
After running 22 miles on Saturday and a 7 mile race on Sunday I decided to take a few days off. I was only planning on 2-3 days, but it's been 5 so far. The pain only occurs when I put pressure on the left. This includes running, squats, and other types of lifting.
I have been cross training this week. I've been swimming 5 times and cycling 3 times. First time back in the pool and on the bike since the end of September. Hopefully these activities are not making things worse?
This weekend looks like I will either run or take off completely. I want this leg issue to heal. At the same time I don't want to miss too many more running workouts. It's amazing how you can go running from 80+ miles per week to 0. On a positive note I will still have 8 weeks left to train for the Boston Marathon.