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I started running in January of 2004 to get in shape. I had gained too much weight and felt terrible. I was able to run my first 5K 3 months later. 2 years later and 50 lbs lighter, I have continued to push for greater goals and have run 5 marathons and I am training for an Iron distance triathlon now. Everyday I wake up with a positive attitude towards life, training and my future.
Marathons Completed
Arizona RockNRoll 2007
Salt Lake City Marathon 2006
Steamboat Marathon 2005
Boulder Backroads 2005
Las Vegas Marathon 2005
Why do I Tri?
Should be why do I want to Tri? I want to see just how far I can push myself. With everyday I am in the best shape of my life. And I'm never going back!!!!
Elite Family Fitness-Canon City
BB's Tanning and Massage
Scheduled Races
Littlefoot Triathlon
Bolder Boulder 10K
Highland Ranch Sprint
Boulder Long Triathlon
Redman Iron Distance
October 18, 2006

Is it just my imagination? Does it happen to anyone else? What is it with the correlation between getting close to your expected race date and injury.

For the past 5 days I have felt a slight unsteady feeling in my ankle. Monday, I got to go on my run anyway and the unsteady feeling went away during the run only to return later on in the day. Yesterday I swam so I really did not feel my ankle much, but during the day I felt the same unsteady feeling.

Today I couldn't even get in a short run, I am having some pain in my ankle.

Now I am wearing a sport brace and hoping that I can get in some running next wee.

Is it over training, or coincidence that injuries tend to happen right before a race. I was looking over my favorite blogs lately and read that the Kahuna re-injured his calf. Out of nowhere, boom, lame. I hope he can work through it. Florida is around the corner for him. I hope I can work mine out - Rim Rock is less than 3 weeks out for me.

It would be different if I could look back and say - I know when the injury occurred. But, hell, nothing happened. It just started feeling a little unsteady. My shoes are still in real good shape. I have no knee or leg pain. My times have been getting better and better. It's just not fair.

So, instead of running as planned this morning. I got to the gym and worked on weight training, abdominal work and about 30 minutes of spinning. I feel guilty as hell for not getting in my 6 miles this morning. that is my obsessive compulsive self talking. I am now wearing a sports splint on my ankle from my doctor. I will give my ankle another day of rest before trying to run again. Life is great, life is good, but ankle injuries really suck.
posted by Mondo @ 7:43 AM  
  • At 1:02 PM, Blogger Myles said…

    It is true, injury always seems to sneek up on you right before a race. My take on the issue, your training is usually at it's peak volume two to three weeks out from a race and this is when your body is at its max level of fatigue. It is time to be careful and conservative, missing a workout or two will not result in a loss of fitness whereas injury can result in the loss of a race or even a season.

    The other weird thing that happens to me and to a lot of others is all the nagging achs and pains that start hitting during the taper up to a long-distance event. The body does strange things in recovery.

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HPIM0667 Name: John Maynard
Home: Canon City, Colorado, United States
About Me: In 2008 I completed a full Ironman. Since that time I have continued to keep myself in a decent shape with running and hiking. As the years have rolled on so has my midsection. With my 50th birthday behind me I have embarked on another journey in life. This journey will take me into my next decade in the best shape of my entire life. It's time to kick life into overdrive.
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