The reason why my calf is tight along my shin bone was my hip was tight and I was out of alignment. He had to use Graston to get those calf spots to loosen up, and he said running on banked surfaces during the Showdown 5k was enough to pull me out of alignment. The whole second mile was on a highway access road that banked down to the right, and only one lane was closed off. That meant I couldn't move to the center of the road to get away from the slope. If that was enough to pull me out of alignment, I still have a lot work to do.
Since I no longer have my gym membership, I've been looking at different workouts and combining shorter ones to help me on my strength days. I've upped Pure Barre to 3 times a month, and even splurged on a class package. That should last me a little over 3 months. I have DVD workouts I add together, and I've been looking at workouts from Muscle and Fitness Hers, plus a video I found from Pilates Happy Hour and some of the Oiselle Dozen. I don't do all 12, but combine them with exercises from the other workouts, and it's fun to do. I've been doing two reps but might up it to three. I've even found more yoga routines to do.
As a side note, I mentioned to my chiro I have another 5k on the 21st and he said to come in before that to make sure I'm in alignment. When I looked at the calendar to make that appointment, I realized the 5k is this coming Saturday. What? When did that happen? It's the Saturday before Thanksgiving and it's this coming weekend!
Tuesday: 3 miles (treadmill)
Wednesday: strength training
Thursday: extra rest with foam rolling and extra stretching
Saturday: 2.6 miles (track), lower back yoga