At about 8am, I left to go for my run. I drove over to Piney Point (where my marathon last month was held). It was so beautiful today.
|My view for most of the run|
At mile 8, I passed by the car again so I refilled my water. I was still feeling fine at this point. Around mile 10, my left ankle started hurting. I have experienced this once before (during my botched 20 miler for marathon training), so I was left with a conundrum. Keep running and hope the pain/discomfort subsides, or cut the run short to avoid a serious injury? I tried to keep going, but the pain was getting worse, so I ended the run at 13.1 (I didn't plan that, it just happened).
|This is where it hurts|
|13.1 in 1:57 (8:59 average)|
My plan is to take it easy and ice today and then try a short run tomorrow. Obviously I won't run if it still hurts, but last time it felt fine the next day. My left ankle is apparently likes to mess with me. If I can do 5-6 miles tomorrow morning, I'll be happy with that and hopefully I won't slow Alyssa down too much next week for our long trail run.
Does anyone have any experience with that kind of ankle pain? I'm running in fairly new shoes on flat surfaces, but maybe I occasionally bust out a retarded running stride that hurts my ankle? It's not swollen at all and I can bear weight on it without pain. Am I just being a wimp? (Little voice in my head: YES)