Well, this was an interesting week. I mentioned in last week’s recap that I’d been experiencing some odd ankle pain. Unfortunately, it had to get worse before it could get better. The wheels fell off on Wednesday and I spent most of the week trying to heal my weak ankles. I purchased resistance bands and KT Tape and even took a sick day on Thursday when I couldn’t put weight on my right ankle without crazy pain. By the end of Thursday, my ankles felt better, but I was really unsure of how Sunday was going to go. I decided to rest until race day, with the hope being that I could finish in roughly the same about of time it took me to run Cherry Blossom in April. Amazingly, I cut 5 minutes off my Cherry Blossom time. What a weird week!
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: 3.62 miles with BGR. My ankle hurt, but it was a good run otherwise. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have run…35:51
Wednesday: 1 mile run that nearly brought me to tears. I ran 1 mile to meet another BGR group but the run there was on an uneven surface and it HURT so bad that I knew I couldn’t continue. I walked for 3 miles, then biked 1 mile home. To add insult to injury, it started raining on my way home. Ouch. 10:21 for 1 mile, remaining miles untimed
Thursday: Rest day – I tried to rehab my ankle through RICE + strengthening exercises. As a result, my ankle felt MUCH better than the day before but I decided to be smart and rest until my race Sunday.
Friday: Resting the ankle.
Saturday: Resting the ankle.
Sunday: Annapolis 10 Miler. This race will get a post of its own, but suffice to say, I’m glad I ran it and I’m glad I ran it with a friend. (Also quick sidenote…on the Annapolis 10 Miler results page, the average pace is calculated from gun time, not YOUR net chip time. I almost had a heart attack because based on the gun time, my pace is 11:xx – and as you’ll see below, I ran all my miles well under 11. I won’t go into detail about the huffing and puffing I did before I figured out it was gun time, NOT chip time ) 1:46:16
Here are my splits from Sunday’s race:
How was your training this past week? Did you race?