My half-marathon training is ramping up to distances I've never gone in one shot before. Saturday, I walked/ran 4.5+ miles. It was painful. Today, I ran just over 2 miles, and while I didn't hurt quite as much, my left shin and right calf were still cramping like crazy. I'm supposed to run 4 miles tomorrow.
I've got all the gear, and my physical therapist is working my legs over on a weekly basis. I stretch all the time, and I'm not sure what else to do. I'm trying to stay motivated. I keep telling myself that as long as my breathing is in check, I'm not stopping because my legs hurt. These cramps are obviously trying to tell me something though, so I'm trying to be more careful, but I don't want to get behind.
I am so frustrated!