Definitely battling something... had a really sore left tonsil at 2:30am as well as a headache and took some ibuprofen. Have been feeling better since then, but worried it's all because of the ibuprofen, we'll see when it wears off...
So not training today, hopefully will feel better throughout the day and feel like going to tomorrow's meet is a good thing, but definitely a question mark at the moment. Such a bummer!
Trail running37:12 3.34 mi (11:08 / mi) +148m9:47 / mi ahr:135 max:153 shoes: HOKA Challenger ATR 6
Out to South Cove via fairly ankle-friendly Deer Path. Did the big hill twice, for good measure.
Cool thing - a bear visited right outside the window at breakfast. We think one of the two now-teenage bears separated from mom. (There were two largish cubs still with her both in the fall and first thing in spring.)
Two rounds of normal running drills. No real ankle probs, even on sideways-y ones!
Trail running19:45 1.74 mi (11:21 / mi) +70m10:05 / mi ahr:137 max:153 shoes: HOKA Challenger ATR 6
First eft sighting of the season! By Ice Cascades hill, which I did twice. There was also a bunch of feathers mid way up the hill looking like a bird had met its end there. A good nature day all around!
Trail running1:40:57 8.62 mi (11:43 / mi) +336m10:27 / mi ahr:126 max:153
Woo! Almost all on trail (but not the super-technical trails) and ankle did ok! Did bonus 2 x up the ski hill on the yellow trail. Paid a lot of attention to the ferns after my fern lesson yesterday and saw at least: ostrich fern, interrupted fern, sensitive fern, Christmas fern, and intermediate evergreen fern. Probably others, but couldn't pay too much attention and also pay attention to the trail. Also, my fern ID has way further to go...
Yes! Just checked and Sylvia's passport has been approved, should be here by the end of May. I was just starting to get nervous about it... Will be about 2 months total, left on 3/27 from the post office and the online status says to expect it 5/27 (not expedited).
Running1:07:01 7.49 mi (8:57 / mi) +259m8:05 / mi ahr:131 max:161 rhr:51 shoes: HOKA Challenger ATR 6
BB: 39 -> 80
Pyramid: 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 with half as much rest. Felt pretty good, ankle hurt most on ascending 3 min interval on a prolonged steep hill. Otherwise, I'd say ankle felt better than yesterday.
Not sure exactly what I should do about tomorrow's long run. I'm thinking avoid the most technical trails which could be really ankle-dangerous - maybe out to ski hill via Deer Path, a repeat or two the more gradual way up and then back the same way...