The race had a nice turnout, nice medal and was very well organized. I even got free photo booth pics. This race was a tune-up for the next one so I had plans of taking it easy and not really pressing for a speedy start or finish. I like how the race was setup to run along a shaded run trail for the majority of the run. The race went well from a fitness standpoint but I ignored the pre-race signs of a much needed digestive release and had to visit the port a jon at the halfway point (which I never let happen in previous races but ran out of time before the start). So after the pit stop I ran for a few more miles and then decided to run intervals with rest breaks the rest of the way since I basically couldn’t recover the minutes lost. The official finish doesn’t reflect my watch time but I was pleased with my time since I did pause the watch during my mid-race pit stop.
Side note: I’ll be switching back to Brooks or New Balance for my distance running, I think my legs need more support for runs greater than a 10k. I like the Altras but my left foot doesn’t.
Photo note: I hate how running shorts ride up my crotch
30 mins on the trail. I think I am fully healed but I want to take it slow and run in spurts until the race next wknd. I’ve been stretching, icing and slightly resting my foot for the most part so I expect not to see any more swelling or feel pain.
I laced up the old NB993’s and took to the track for a few laps, I figured I’d give the Altras a break and the extra support would avoid further injury….no pain during the run so that’s a good sign. I’ve got like 2 weeks til the 20k so I’m not pressing the big mileage button for a few days.
- So I awakened to slight pain on the top of my foot this morning, possible tendonitis...blah
- Looks like no running for at least 5 days(self diagnosis)...blah
- I'll go spinning instead... Hoo-ray fitness
- seechrisrun said: Stretch those calves and shins!
- Will do...thanks Chris!