This is going to be a short & sweet post basically asking for your advice. Super busy day and not a lot of time to blog.
As most of you know, I made a goal for myself as of this New Year (2012) to run 365 miles in 365 days, and I've been doing great, but with this shin splint, I am nervous. As I posted yesterday, my shin is so much better, but not the best yet.
I ran a few times last week, but during and especially after the run, my shin hurt pretty bad again. It's just an extremely uncomfortable pain to not be able to walk around without limping and I really want to prevent any complications from happening (without being a baby).
My question to all of you lovely bloggers is...
Should I count my elliptical miles towards my goal as well?
To this point, I have not been counting any miles walked or completed on the elliptical purely because this was a challenge to myself regarding running. I am just afraid I will get too far behind. I don't know, I just need your advice! What would you do? Tonight I did 3 hard miles on the elliptical. To this point, I never really thought I could get a decent cardio in on the elliptical, but MAN did I prove myself wrong tonight. I was literally dripping in sweat... and I rarely sweat! I had the intensity at 10.0 and increased it to 15.0 randomly for 2 minutes throughout my workout and finished up with 2 minutes on 20.0! It was crazy, but I loved it and it didn't hurt my shin!
Advice, anyone? :)