The 4th Season winter trail series begins anew this weekend. Looking forward to the team rivalry and I'm happy that the weather has cooperated as much as it has.
Monday - East Providence, RI - 2 miles
I had big plans to run around East Providence/Providence to take care of some errands. I brought my Deuter Speedlite daypack that I nabbed at the last REI yard sale. It's small but can hold much stuff. I figure it'll be perfect for mountain adventures. Unfortunately as I head to the post office a mile away the front of my right foot began to ache at the ankle. This was frustrating - it had happened at the end of yesterday's long run but I had chacked it up to irritation where the shoe met the flesh. I guess not. I ended up just running back to the office rather than risk making it worse.
Tuesday - 0 miles
Ankle still hurts so I'm taking it easy for a bit.
Wednesday - 0 miles
Another zero to let the foot heal.
Thursday - East Providence, RI - 6.2 miles
I dropped my car off for an inspection and I ran two miles back to the office. Foot felt fine. Extended the run a bit in the afternoon before picking up the car. Foot seems good to go.
Friday - Providence, RI - 7.8 miles
Another errand run, this one over by the mall in Providence. Brought my daypack again and enjoyed running in the rain. Picked up a Christmas gift for my wife and then made my way back to the office. No foot pain so that's good. Crossing the Henderson bridge, I crossed paths with a guy who looked like the speedy fella who has been stealing my Strava segments. Sure enough, the Strava flyby function confirmed that was the guy. I love technology.
Saturday - South Kingstown, RI - 5.2 miles
Old Mountain Field 5k. 8th overall. Report forthcoming.
Sunday - 0 miles
By late afternoon yesterday the arch of my right foot really began to ache. Somehow I must have tweaked it at the race. It felt better today but still not great so I opted to take it easy. Still on my feet all day as I got my Christmas shopping done. A new early record for me!
Weekly Mileage: 21.2 miles Year to Date: 1,937.5 miles
I'm closing in on 2000 miles for the year but with my foot seeming to act up from this weekend's race, will I be stumbling to the finish line or falling just short?