|The race course loop by Garmin.|
|Near my goal time but 4.82 is not 5 miles... C'mon, man!|
Kristen came through the finish line just under 1 hour. A very strong finish to beat her goal. She came charging and I thought she looked pissed! Almost as if she was going to tackle the runner in front of her. Thankfully, she just passed her and crossed the finish line without any violence.
I held up well during the race physically. I wore compression sleeves for a little extra calf support and made a point to be aware of how my legs felt. It made me a little more paranoid about little twinges I felt here and there. My achilles had some minor discomfort and I thought I felt a little pain in my left knee too but I think it's just a paranoia, all stemming from months earlier at North East Tri, the pain was there, it slowed me on my run a little but was nothing major. The weeks after that race, with less on the calendar, I rested a little to let the shin splint subside with time as they tend to do, even ran (only one leg of) Ragnar and felt really good. As time passed, the pain departed but constantly returned after a run. With some concern about permanent damage or a possible stress fracture, I sought some professional help which after some time and an MRI later, showed I am stricken with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome - basically a specific version of shin splints...
|Somehow my expert team of doctors saw something more than 2 amazing legs.|
Next race up is the Dirty Bird 15K on Dec 1. Looking forward to a more aggressive race after testing out the legs!