Wednesday, May 23, 2012
On May 19th I ran a half marathon that thanks to a sprained ankle I was horribly undertrained for. I wanted to do the race badly since it is the inagural race. I decided I would use it as a training run, opting to finish rather than push myself harder than I was prepared for. My longest training run for the race was 4 miles, if that tells you how much the ankle has been affecting the running, as well as the mental aspects of running. Through the miracle of Galloway style running I finished and while it is not my best time I am quite pleased, I finished, my ankle had some pain but that came around mile 9 thinking partially due to lack of training, and partially due to heat. Around mile 9 got bad calf cramps not sure if it was cause of the heat or just lack of training. I walked the majority of the last 4 miles. I have recovered nicely and manage a short run on Tuesday and I am looking to do a 4-5 mile run today. The biggest victory in the race is it gave me my confidence to run back, I now know or remember that I am capable of taking down any number of miles if I am smart about it and if I tell myself I am going to do it (I'm a bit stubborn that way). Got the bling and only mild muscle soreness that is expected after a longer race.