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Onward & Upward to Vermont

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Re: Onward & Upward to Vermont

Post  Alex Kubacki on Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:40 am

And just like that it's over. With about 4-5 miles to go in my 50K I rolled my ankle bad. Limped in for a 6:38 finish (was just a training run so not racing it). Swelled up pretty good and am now in a soft cast. That's likely it for VT. Not sure when I can run again. I can't even bike, walk, do much of anything. That's two years in a row now. I think I'm being told something about trying for this 50M distance.

The run wasn't going great regardless. Two seperate times I got stung on the head by a hornet. When I went to fish out my first SCap I realized I left them in the car. A couple of spills left me with a gash on my shin. Just a fun day in the woods.

The course was a little technical in places but mostly runnable. Problem is when I was younger I tore ligaments in both ankles and they're very weak now. I do wobble board stuff but the best way to strengthen them is consistant trail running. Unforutnately I have none near me. Being on a trail once a week for the past couple of months wasn't going to do it.

One thing that was cool was a couple got married at the start line in the woods and then ran the race. She wore all white racing gear and he had all black.
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Post  ounce on Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:48 pm

Oh, man, that REALLY sucks!  Yeah, maybe your body is telling you something.  Hope you can heal completely.  Crying or Very sad
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Re: Onward & Upward to Vermont

Post  Jim Lentz on Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:25 pm

That really is a bummer!
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Post  Michael Enright on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:32 am

Very sorry to hear this Alex. And you got stung twice also! Bummer.
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Post  Alex Kubacki on Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:50 am

The swelling has gone down but it's still black and blue. Tried spinning a bit on the bike but that was a no go. Hopefully I can do something this weekend. I've already bagged VT. Just hoping to be able to get in some speed races this fall.  I think I'm going to stick to a road 50 when I try to do this for a third time next year.
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Post  ounce on Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:22 pm

Mark has a lot of exercises for strengthening lower legs, since he was infirmed.  That is, if you're looking for that kind of stuff.
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