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Days Off

Posted: 25 Jan 12 in Running

I’m disappointed, but I’m going to be taking a few days off from running. I ran yesterday, did my three mile run, and now my ankle hurts even worse than before. I’m going to take a couple of days, let it recover (hopefully), and then get back to it. I feel terrible that I’m going to be missing some good runs, but I have to take care of myself.


I haven’t posted in a few days, almost a week, sorry for anyone who watches and reads this.

Don’t worry, I haven’t missed much.  That ankle pain I had the other day has really been bothering me, so I missed Wednesday’s run for three miles at my race pace.  Not going to the gym, I didn’t get my Crossfit workout in that day either.

Thursday, I pushed through and ran three miles, at a decent pace.  Not great, but I still got it in there.  My ankle did not like me afterwards.  I started the Crossfit WOD for the day too, but I didn’t quite finish it.  I did 21 reps of 75 lb. cleans, and I’m not really sure if I did that right, but it was tough.  I then moved on to do about 10 dips, with no weight assistance.  That wasn’t near as far as I needed, but it was something.

Friday was a rest day, so no run, which was good, because I still had a pain in my ankle.  Same as Wednesday, I missed the gym, so I missed the Crossfit.  I’m such a slacker.

Saturday was the day for my long run.  I did five miles on Saturday at roughly a 9:00 pace, so I was pretty happy with that.  I used some softer shoes because of my ankle, but that didn’t really help.  It’s actually caused me to hobble around quite a bit today (Sunday).  There was no Crossfit workout on Saturday, so I didn’t do anything else.

Today there was a Crossfit workout, but Brittany and I had some things to do around the house, and I didn’t make it to the gym.  I start back on some military duty tomorrow, so I’m not exactly sure what my schedule is going to be the next couple of weeks.  I hope to at least keep my running schedule up, and get this ankle pain to go away.

I hope everyone else is doing well!

Three miles, no sweat

Posted: 17 Jan 12 in Running
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Today’s plan was just a run.  There was no Crossfit WOD today, so my mini-marathon training plan was for a three-mile run.  Today was not good though.  It started out good, my first day being back on eight-hour shifts, instead of tens, and things went smooth.

Not only was it a short day, seemingly, but we stayed pretty busy working on our monthly report.

The downside, when I started my run, I started feeling a lot of pain.  I made my first mile in a reasonable pace, but I had to take it down with a quickness afterwards.  I ended up walking twice throughout the three-mile run.  My ankle was hurting quite a bit.  My breathing was fine, but I felt some pain.  I have another run tomorrow, at what I plan to be my race pace, so hopefully being slow with it will help.  I don’t know what I’ll do if there is something wrong with my ankle.

So, as you can see, my title for this post is misleading, my three miles were a lot of sweat!