slip and slide

muddy shoes running
not a white sock run

A very muddy 15 mile run in the woods this morning. Slipped onto my bum twice, leaving me covered in mud all over my legs and hands, also got a couple of bruises. No major damage done other than my pride. I’ll have to use some shoes with more tread next time there’s a chance of muddy conditions. Lesson learned. I hope.

I finished the week off with 45 miles in the bank. Can feel my body adapting to the training, legs are getting stronger. I’ll be running a 50k in Nashville in two weeks, so a minor taper is in order. I’ll do around 30 the coming week, then 10 the week of the race. Not that I need that much taper, just will be good to ease off on the throttle a bit just to make sure my body has time to adapt to the new mileage schedule.

I had a little lump protruding from my left shin area this morning, kind of odd. Nothing hurting, but it reminded me of the possibility of Deep Vein Thrombosis. A coworker who was fairly fit died a couple years ago from a Pulmonary Embolism caused by DVT. From reading around the web, this condition is not uncommon among endurance athletes. I don’t want to get myself worked up over this, so will just keep monitoring the area and take the next couple of days off. It’s been awhile since I took 2 days in row away from training. This should also help heal the bruises I got today from this slippery run I had.