Sunday, November 23, 2008
I finished the Gobbler Grind yesterday in 5:10:16, bringing my marathon total to 70. The ankle held up again. I felt it off and on and it is a little swollen again today, but it will get 2 weeks to heal up before South Carolina. It was a great day to run. The weather can be unpredictable for this one, so I signed up for it on Friday when I was relatively certain it would not be 33 degrees and sleeting......it was in the 30's for the start and in the 50's for the finish. I ran the first 1/2 at an easy pace and hit the 13.1 at 2:17 or so and then I settled into a run one song, walk one song for the back half to try to keep the pounding on my ankle down a bit. I hope my good weather luck continues for South Carolina and the Goofy Challenge.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I have voices telling me to sign up for the Gobbler Grind Marathon this weekend and they just won't stop. I checked the weather...hoping for sleet and freezing temps....nope, it is supposed to be a great day, so that excuse is gone. I went to Dr Reed yesterday and he worked his magic on my ankle and told me it looks fine, so that excuse is out the door...so I am going to run tonight and make sure it feels okay tomorrow and if that works, then I think I will enter. I just can not ignore them....only delay them....maybe they will change their mind(s) by tomorrow.....
Monday, November 17, 2008
We went to San Antonio this weekend for the RNR-San Antonio Marathon. I went into this wondering if my ankle would hold up over the long mileage.....and it did with a little help from some NSAID's......I think I took enough to keep the inflammation in check and I was able to get through it in far better shape than 2 weeks ago. I finished around 5:16, which I was happy with, considering I was prepared for a 7 hour limpathon. The marathon was okay, but the destination was very nice. San Antonio is well worth visiting....here are some pictures from the weekend....the riverwalk, the Alamo, Mission Concepcion, and Mission San Jose....
Monday, November 10, 2008
Rock-n-Roll San Antonio is this weekend and I am still nursing a bad ankle. I gave it a test on Saturday with a 3.1-mile treadmill run and it was a little sore after just that, so it is getting some more rest this week. I think I will go out to Lee's Summit and see Mr. Miyagi (Dr. Reed) and hopefully he can work some of his magic on the ankle.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I had to drop out of the marathon at about mile 18.5 miles. My ankle is jacked...it started hurting at about 14 miles and got progressively worse. By the time 18.5 miles rolled around, I could no longer put any weight on it.....so I dropped out. I am waiting until Tuesday to see how it improves, but I am afraid it may be something that throws a wrench into my fall schedule.