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The good news:
We actually did fairly well for how busted up our team was going into this (we had injuries, illnesses, training mishaps (or complete lack), or, in my case, all of the above). In fact, I'm honestly pretty proud of my teammates, more so than myself -- we were thinking that 4:00 would be a good time for us this year, and hitting 4:01 with my slow ass dragging us down is pretty impressive. *single crystalline tear* Thanks for being so awesome, team.

My own performance was, well, eh. I'm okay with it. I don't want to say "I'm happy with it" because I'm not, but seeing as I ran with bronchitis AND a pinched nerve, it's more that that's the part I'm unhappy about, not my performance. I'm not angry or beating myself up over anything, because there wasn't much I could have done differently. So, not happy, not mad: I'm okay with it. 7.5 miles in ~74 minutes (by my watch - the clock time above includes Hilldo and my relay handoff). Just under 10:00/mile pace. Not the best I've ever run, but I'll take it, given the circumstances.

And we're still in the top 35% of all the teams that ran this year. Not bad at all!

Also the good news:
Somehow it seems to appear that the shock of running 7.5 horribly hard miles in the freezing cold of morning has scared the bronchitis out of my system? I'm still coughing (and coughing up miracles of nature), but it's definitely receding at this point.

The bad news:
I'm in pain, yo

I've got tendonitis so bad I can barely put weight on either foot. It's Peroneal Tendonitis, from a self-diagnosis after some research in running forums and the like last night. I'm pretty sure it's a combination of a) my already weak and wussy ankles b) absolutely no training for 10 days because bronchitis, and inconsistent training before that because pinched nerve c) surprise!!hills, both UPHILL (which I trained for a little) and DOWNHILL (which I did not and I'm pretty sure did me in).

I'm at work, hobbling around like a total idiot, looking for the secret icepack and planning to basically stay seated at my desk all day long today screw you guys. It honestly feels like someone is stabbing both of my feet. It's horrible :(

The rest of me is pretty sore - my calves are screaming (part of the peroneal tendonitis) and my quads and hammys are very upset with me - but my feet definitely win the shit prize this time around.

The best news:
Despite all the pain, I'm totally done with running for this year.

From now on out, I only have to run when I want to run. I don't have to do any long runs. I don't have to do any tempo runs. I can just run an easy 3 when I feel like it, and if I don't, I won't. Maybe I'll heal? What is this healthy thing??

In fact, today I'm going to go to the pool and do an easy workout (I think the cold water and some stretching will actually help the tendonitis) because I can.

So yeah. Good work, J-Squad. Okay work, body. And now, to hobble to the coffee.

Date: 2012-10-01 03:15 pm (UTC)
novel_machinist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] novel_machinist
Well I'm glad that you're taking some time off! Also, the pool is made of win.

Now if we could just win our millions and lay on the floor professionally...

Date: 2012-10-01 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shanaqui
*brings you coffee*

Date: 2012-10-02 05:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] radish
Running 7.5 miles in any time at all is mind-boggling to me, so uh, a solid good on you. :)

And I don't mean to thread-hijack, but holy shit fuck miserable ankles to the firey pits of mercury. I saw your last post about PT and meant to comment but didn't get around to it. I am in the almost exact same situation -- if I do PT I will have hit my deducible in less than a few months (I'm like 30 dollars away from it now, so my first PT session will drain it), 85% because of the stupid miserable ankle that I twisted this summer. I can't walk on it for more than a few blocks without getting super pain and limpy, and yet there's apparently no lacerations or fractures. So I'm supposed to go to PT and I am suspicious. So yeah -- is this PT thing a total scam or does it actually help? Tempted to just look up exercises on the internet or like, inject my ankles with caulk and butter. :|
Edited Date: 2012-10-02 05:51 pm (UTC)


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