February 17, 2005
Surviving the Round - losing on points.
I survived today's run despite getting knocked down twice. However, I definately lost the fight! My first fall came on a short ice patch on a downhill single track about mile 4 of the Dry Creek loop. It wasn't so bad, a couple scratches on my hands and a little whip lash, but nothing serious. The second take down was a little worse. After the first ummm "accident" I was trying to be as cautious as possible without breaking one of the ice running rules (don't try to stop or turn). However, the ice patch was just a little too long and my feet couldn't move fast enough to keep up and I slipped right at the end of the ice patch. This led to the inevitable right foot over my shoulder and twisting way too much at the knee. Not to mention another case of whip lash and a more severe blow to my hands and wrists.
After sitting for a couple minutes, trying to decide if my season was over and what to do about the fact that I was stuck between ice patches I finally made it back to my feet. I should have known that the abulance parked at the park entrance was a bad sign! I decided to bypass part of the trail by bush whacking down to the next level of the switchbacks and slowly picked my way through to the next iceless part of the trail. Fortunately the rest of my run went pretty well. I did notice that my groin was a little unhappy with the whole body twist exercise too.
Now that I've had 3 hours to "recover", my whip lash is pretty serious. My knee is starting to lock up and my wrist is starting to swell. I can only imagine what tomorrow will feel like. Thankfully I'll be fully knocked up on ibuprophen and shouldn't feel too bad. Also, tomorrow and Saturday are "recovery" days on my workout schedule.
James' Running week 2 of 10: 41.5 of about 70 miles
Thurs: 10 miles, Dry Creek 6x8min at marathon pace with 1 min recovery
Wed: 11 miles, 5x1400m with 600m jog recovery.
Tues: 8.5 miles, Upper-Upper Switchbacks + Fish Hatchery
Mon: 12 miles, Ross's Loop in reverse
Posted by at February 17, 2005 8:32 PM
ouch! i know you've probably had enough ice, but a little more on the sore spots wouldn't hurt. hang in there, james!
Posted by: jeff at February 18, 2005 8:55 AM
Oh no, James! I hope you can put your legs up and just rest. Oh and take lots of drugs. And use lots of ice! Feel better soon!
Posted by: Meghan at February 19, 2005 2:49 PM