Running On Thin Ice: Observations of an avid ultrarunner and curler.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Time for a Rest
After having pain on the outside of my ankle for the last few weeks (which I have self-diagnosed as peroneal tendon strain - at least that sounds good!), I'm taking a running break. This past weekend I ran a 5-mile Halloween race in downtown Cleveland with my ankle throbbing and for good measure threw in a marathon on Sunday (the Inland Trail Marathon in Elyria). Saturday the weather was not the best. The race course was along Lake Erie and the last few miles involved running directly into a strong headwind. The picture on the right is of me after the race freezing to death!
The weather on Sunday was fantastic for a marathon. Again, however, I was not in perfect form as the nagging ankle would not let up throughout the race. At this point, I think my body is telling me to take a break. I was happy to complete these races though as I had pledged to run them for the Epilepsy Fundraiser I've been involved with, which is ending next week.
Now, I can concentrate on strength training and of course CURLING. We have our first official bon spiel this weekend so I will report next week how that went and curling plans for the upcoming season.