Monday: Four on the Fourth, Keene. 29:58. LOG 5
Tuesday: Freidsam with Grif. LOG 5
Wednesday: AM: Freidsam "with" Greg and Griff. Went in the other direction than usual....interesting.
PM: Whitcomb Rd loop from MRHS track. LOG 10
Thursday: AM: Kilburn Loop "with" Greg and Grif. Very slow going. LOG 8 PM: Glenny's fun run in Hinsdale. Legs were way too tired and I decided I hate running on grass. Did hte mile loop twice on my own though. LOG 10
Saturday: Ran new trails down in Dover, MA (20 minutes from my brothers house) with Greg and Griffin. Sprained my ankle at the farthest point away from our start- freaked out a bit for a few minutes and thought I was going to puke, but finally composed myself and jogged it back in. LOG 5.
Sunday: Nursing the ankle. It doesn't like it'll be too bad.
My goal for Four on the 4th was sub-30. Yikes, just made it. Felt like I shouldve been faster so I was a little miffed with myself. I'm just not very tough- especially in the heat. I feel like I would've done better had I not had a watch. My first mile was 7:08 and that freaked me out- like I couldn't hold that, but the reality is I probably can. Mental. Anyway, it's an improvement from last year.
Doubling wed and thursday (almost) was tough but in a good way on my legs. I would've had a 40 + mile week if I could've run today. I've never acutely injured myself like this before- hamstring and fascitis creep up on you, but this was a split second slip and a pop. I turn my ankle a lot on trails but usually just recover. This one hurt even though I was going so slow and easy. Today it looks ok - swollen but I can walk carefully without pain. I'll take it day by day and who knows maybe the rest will set me up for a more successful Stowe this weekend. We'll see- It's a process and I love it!