Saturday, August 22, 2009
They had to shorten the course to around 3 miles. We still had a fun time. Nick was the fastest of our group. His wife Susie was second and I brought up the rear. I thought I as going to run around a 12 minute mile or worse. I was closer to 11, so it was a good nite. Far from my personal best, but not bad for a first race after the ankle injury.
I got to meet the owners of gypsyrunner.com. And bought a couple things too. They have some great decals for your car. Check them out.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I'm still doing a run/walk program as you see in the graph. But, tonight I was having fun getting the run portion down into the 8's and 9's. I even saw a 7:21 on my garmin. If only I could run that fast for more than a 1/10 of a mile.
I'm really happy with the improvement I've seen since the beginning of the month. I ran about 64 miles total in May, June and July because of my ankle. I'm at 57 miles in August and hope to get 100 miles for the month.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
No luck finding it. Darkness had desended on the park, so after looking around the picnic ramadas for about 10 minutes, I headed home. 3 miles tonight game me 18.5 for the last four days.
Maybe I can find a cache during the marathon up in Minnesota.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So, my mind wanders to how far I can actually run on Oct 4. I doubt I'll be ready for a full marathon by then. But, it's all paid for, so I will run as far as I can. At the Minnihaha Falls (yes, it's really called that) there is a light rail station. I can run 15 miles and then skip the rest, take the rail to my hotel, pick up my baseball tickets and go the last game at the Metro Dome.
Or I can go to the 19 mile marker and I'll only be a couple miles away from downtown. The last 7 miles heads away from Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul. I even thought about sleeping in and taking the rail to the 15 mile mark and start my run from their. Of course, I would not run thru the finish line nor collect any hardware or a finisher's shirt. I'm going to enjoy the experience, but not cheat.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
The conclusion: "Lateral soft tissue swelling and possible tiny avulsion distal fibula."
Recommended therapy: Rest and Ice. I can do that.
So I've rested. Iced. And started power walking, advancing into easy runs.
That's been my summer. I've missed several races, but slowly I'm getting better. I'm way behind on my marathon training. Do you think the Twin Cities Marathon will postpone the race until I'm able to do it?
Didn't think so.