I had the great pleasure of meeting fellow blogger Mike and his family. He came down from Spokane to do a couple loops as he's preparing for his first 50k in April.
Last week I was cautiously nursing a tender Achilles. I was thinking of maybe not running any loops at the 50k (7.75 mile loops) - just hang there and cheer people on. I had a nice 8-mile run Wednesday night with my buddy Joe at a 7-min pace, so it didn't seem like it was too big of an issue, but I wanted to be extra cautious. I had similar tenderness/discomfort on the same leg last summer about two weeks before my marathon PR; I just took a few days off and gave it some good rest. Last Saturday, I skipped my 30-mile run just to be on the safe side. I ended up deciding that I'd do at least one loop of the 50k and see how things felt. Things didn't seem to be getting any worse, so I ran another loop. And then a third. I could have gone on for another lap, but the discomfort was enough that I decided to end my day at 23.25 miles (results). Two days later, it's still tender. I probably should have not run at all on Saturday. But I'll give it a few days off completely. Ice. Rest. Pizza. I'm not going to start worrying until next Monday if it's still tender. I think it will be okay.
|Low 20's at the start. Photo courtesy of Tales of the Runner.|
|With Mike from Tales of the Runner.|
|Sadie kept an eye on the bighorn sheep each loop.|
|Icing my leg.|
I'll have a detailed Atacama Crossing informational post up by this weekend.
In the meantime, keep
i was still sound asleep at 8. maybe this wednesday ill finally show up at the group run. Palouse Brewery right? 5:30?ReplyDelete
I prescribe two tubs of icecream--one to eat, and one to ice the achilles. And cookies, of course! :)ReplyDelete
@Genesis - Yes, Palouse Falls Brewery at 5:30 on Wednesdays. Hope to see you there!ReplyDelete
@Holly - Warm cookies cure all. :)
Rest Rest Rest what runner wants to hear that.. Not me.. Hang in there..ReplyDelete
Good Job on the 23 plus though.
I wish I could have been there. So glad there was such a great turnout and that you made such a smart move with your Achilles. Good race; beautiful day.ReplyDelete
I'd advise you see a physio ASP,ReplyDelete
better safe than sorry!
Hope the injury clears up and you are O.K. for your adventure .
Great photos as always. Hope that achilles behaves itself.ReplyDelete
Great event, well done Scott! Rest well. I'm looking forward to your Atacama informational post.ReplyDelete
Scott: Thanks for hosting the 50k.ReplyDelete
It was nice to meet you and Sadie. You should be on the taper for Atacama, so take it easy on that achilles!
I like your new racing shoes. Should have a few PR's in them...ReplyDelete
Take care of that leg! Chile is getting close. Do you need a list of acceptable gifts for me from Chile? If not, BEER IS FINE! :-)ReplyDelete
That little countdown clock keeps ticking away, and pretty soon you will be in Chile. You have been waiting for this for so long, and it is almost here!! I am SO excited for you (and anxious...)ReplyDelete
8 more days...!!!