Bubba's endurance world is out of balance..
Splurging on cinnamon danishes from the vending machine at work (it says it's the #1 seller) and Jimmy Dean Sausage/egg sandwiches for breakfast. Not a nutritional diet a endurance athlete should be consuming on a daily basis. Chaos in the form of food indulgence. There could be worst things?
But I did have a little bit of self-control. I resisted the urge to do any running this whole week. Did a couple of sessions on the elliptical machine to replace my running. I must say, I can handle running on a treadmill just fine, but an elliptical machine is not for me. All I could think about is "John Little's Gazelle Glider Elliptical Machine" infomercial.
So after completing a 12 mile /9:07 pace trail run this morning wearing an ankle brace. Hopefully I'm on the right track. I probably will not feel the effect of the run on my ankle till the next day. But so far so good, besides normal twinges that are still tolerable.
With regards to the ICE AGE 50 UltraMarathon, Thank-You all for your comments and concerns on trying to run my upcoming 50 mile Ultra on a sore ankle.
I plan to see the doctor on Wednesday. But according to the latest edition of "Runners World", I think I stressed my "Tibilias Anterior Tendon." Still not sure how good or how bad that is yet?
But for now I remind myself the words I always tell my daughter when she tells me "I can't", I always tell her "you have to at least try". So I'm going to take my own fatherly advice and tow the line next weekend, beyond that everything (conditioning and a sound mental state is still to be figured out). But yes, if my daughter was injured I would tell her to maybe not do the race. Since my dad is retired in the "Sunshine State", I guess I will not be calling him anytime soon before my Ultra race.
Now off to a Sunday LSD ride with TRIClub at the "Sudden Century Ride", that will hopefully put me back on my IM training track as well.