I think my trail shoes are getting really lonely these days. Missing a 50k trail race over the weekend stings a little bit. But I know it was the right decision to not go.. I would have finished the race but would have paid a heavy price afterwards.
So I headed to the gym instead, because things are getting better on the injury front. Feel more optimistic, but it has been up and down the past month, so I'll take any kind progress as it occurs at this point.
I've been sleeping with one foot in a night splint and the other one bandaged up providing compression. Surprisingly it has helped.
Good enough to get a couple of running miles on the treadmill. Along with more pool running, some strength training, and going to my masters swim class. Activity does make the body and soul feel so much better.
Then the latest addition of Triathlete magazine comes in the mail. I sometimes forget I'm a triathlete as well and not just a trail runner. So with more active recovery comes more time surfing the Internet for races to possibly enter.
So I'm adding this one on my 2008 tentative race list. The Great Illini , and since I will be there, might as well do the FULL distance (2.4 swim, 112 bike, 26.2 run), RIGHT!!
More things to get excited about!