I am still trying to recover from my 100 mile ultra 2 weeks ago and it has been a long slow process. I have been nursing a sore left ankle for the past 2 weeks which has gotten a little better but still not nearly where it needs to be. My workouts have consisted of an easy 1 mile run every day since the 100 miler so I haven't in any way been
training, just trying to get myself healthy. Up until race day I was still unsure if I was even going to run the race. Probably not smart and need to give the ankle time to heal. The day before the race the ankle was feeling the best it had felt for 2 weeks but was still quite tender along with my left calf that was still a little sore. I decided to go ahead and try it and if I had to drop out then that is what I would do. I had never had a DNF before so I knew it would have to be bothering me pretty bad to do that. My plan was to run nice and easy on it. Was planning on going out at about a 8:30 pace and I would see how it felt.
|Katie and I in corral B|
|Melissa, Marni, and Sly before the race|
|Melissa and I before the race|
Katie finished with a 1:36 beating her PR by 2 minutes. She was also one of the top 100 females. Fantastic job to my friend Katie. I see a top 500 finisher in her next year as well! My wife Melissa and her friends Sly and Marni all finished with a 2:25. Melissa had her best time ever at this race and something fantastic that she did was have negative splits for the race. Congrats to her and all my wonderful friends. It was a great day for a race.
As for the ankle. It is a little sore this morning so I will continue to ice. I have a race next weekend. I am doing a team duathlon with my buddy Christina so I hope to bring it like I did in this race. After that if it isn't better I am going to have it checked out. I fear that it might be a stress fracture but I'm trying to stay positive. Whatever it might be I will do what I have to in order to get it back to 100%. If I have to take some time off from running so be it. Doesn't mean I won't heal and be back and if so, the first 2 years have been one hell of a ride!!
|Sly, Marni, and Melissa after the race|
|My niece Faith and I after the race|
|Love the shoe picture!|