February 6th, 2013: “Tryin’ New Stuffs”
So after Bandera I was pretty messed up. I mean my shin was swollen so much that I couldn’t see the ankle bones on my left leg! I figured out I had anterior tibialis tendonitis pretty bad so I decided to actually take a break from running for 14 whole days. I would usually take some days off from running after racing any distance from 26.2 to 62 miles of course, but this was a pretty long break for me (sometimes it takes more discipline to hold back and NOT run). Anyway, I rant a little bit more about that in my video log entry:
During my break I did some brand new things:
1. Rode a road bike for the first-time (even took it up Flagstaff road):
2. Went cross country skiing for the first-time:
3. And (thanks to the inspiration of my girlfriend, Sandi Nypaver) I even did a snowhoe race:
But now I am back to running again and the shin pain is gone (knock on wood!). I ran about 35 miles my first week back last week and this week I plan to put in about 60.
Here are a few of my first runs back:
Running with my girlfriend at 8,000 feet:
A Run up “Bear Peak” in Boulder
So now I’m looking to ramp up to 100 miles a week in prep for my next race: The Tarawera 100km in New Zealand! I’m so thankful to be able to travel to this race and compete against some of the the world’s best ultra runners.
Here’s what the race looked like last year:
I am very excited and honored to be a part of the elite field in this race (and it will probably be the most epic 100km in the world this year!). Here are a few of the entries.
Thanks for following and best of luck with your training and racing!
See you on the trails,