This past Saturday I did another 5k. I was hoping that I would be able to run the whole thing like I had two weeks prior. My legs felt otherwise. When the gun went off (no chip start) I was in the middle of untying my shoe. I retied it as quick as I could and off I went running.
A couple tenths in there was a hill. I ran up the hill, but once at the top my shins and calves were screaming at me! I kept running hoping they would work themselves out, but they kept on. After half a mile I started to walk. There were several walkers in this race and they were all passing me once I started walking. I couldn't even walk at a normal speed my legs hurt so bad.
I walked a mile and a half and when I got to the 2 mile mark, my legs had finally stopped hurting and I decided I would run slowly the rest of the way in. Jeremy met me with about a half a mile to go and ran the rest of the way with me. I finished about 4-5 minutes slower than when I ran the whole distance two weeks before. I'm not sure if that's good or not.