Monday, March 20, 2006
Chuckanut goes better than expected
Prior to the start of the Chuckanut 50k
I wasn't sure if I would even be able to run at Chuckanut this year. On Thursday, I landed on the side of someone's foot when playing volleyball and turned my ankle pretty well. Friday the ankle felt a bit better and Saturday was better yet, so I figured I would give the run a go. 31 miles would certainly provide enought time for the ankle to loosen up, right? The fact that I had a total of 39 miles logged in January and 34 for the month of February would just mean I was well tapered for the race.
I went into the run just wanting to enjoy myself and spend time with friends on the trail. I was able to do that and still run a respectable time. The weather was perfect and I was simply tired at the finish. No undue ankle pain. No injuries inflicted on the run. All things considered, a great day.