I am loving the cooler fall temps. Last night’s run was great. I still wore shorts and a tank top, but I didn’t feel like I was sweating like an animal. I can’t wait until the temps get just a little bit chillier so I can rock my long sleeve tech tops. For some reason they are my favorite running gear.
Anyway, last night I set out without having a set distance planned. I figured I’d do my normal loops and if I was feeling good add in a couple of the optional turns to add some distance.
I was feeling great. My legs felt strong and rested and I was able to tackle 4.5 miles and average 9:30 minute miles on a course with some serious hills.
The only thing that bothered me were my shoulders. From about the first mile on, I had this weird tightness and discomfort in my shoulders. It almost felt like they weren’t gliding right in the socket or something. And it was making my arms feel like dead weight. It wasn’t a stabbing pain or anything, just ever present discomfort. It’s not something I’ve never experience before on a run. Occasionally I’ll get sharp pain in my right shoulder if my breathing gets to shallow. Like a side stitch up in my shoulder, but I’ve never felt this constant discomfort for an entire run.
Have any of you felt anything like that? Or do you have suggestions for what I should do if it comes back next time I’m out running?