GREAT REPORT JAKE. I know your mom is wise and such but you might want to see a doc about the shins. ice and advil are ok but only will reduce swelling as opposed to address the real issues(whatever that might be) there are tons of good running doctors in the area. if you need a referral, let me know.
The race, from my perspective was a blast. It was great to see the ever mysterious Wilson come out for a cameo and Chris Raabe emerge from a solitary car in some random parking lot, to join in as well.
I ran a conservative but solid race. All of the mountain running in Vermont has made me strong but done nothing for speed. I will give it another month of injury free training to really put the motor to the test. Good thing is I never felt fatigued and finished with a 5:17 last mile after 3 middle miles of about 5:43ish pace. I was kind enough to let BIG MONEY and MOOOONRO mozy on ahead of me but this is the last time:)
Matt Ernst, it is time for you to stop talking about getting old and buying everyone snacks at the bar. We will work on making you faster so that you can beat some of those other master guys.
Allen, we just need to give you some type of "mean streak" in your bones and you might be able to start winning some of these races.
As for training, I was under obligation to meet and do a 21 mile run at 8am today. Went to bed at 2:15am and woke up at 7am and headed out and did the run. Solid and with little effort. The legs are finally getting back.
Words of wisdom(that i never practiced). Listen to the body. I got injured at last year's Marine Corps Marathon and it has taken me more or less 8 months to get to the point where I can run 3 days in a row.
Someone once told me that the body always wins and now I believe them.